Marina Alta

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Marina Alta
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Country Spain
Community Valencia
Province Alicante
Capital
and largest city
Dénia
Municipalities
Area
  Total758.02 km2 (292.67 sq mi)
Population
 (2019) [1]
  Total175,156
  Density230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Demonym(s)  
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)

Marina Alta (Valencian:  [maˈɾina ˈalta] , "Upper Marina") is a central and coastal comarca of the autonomous community of Valencia, Spain. The comarca is located in the area of Alicante and its capital and largest settlement is the city of Dénia.

Marina Alta borders the comarca of Safor to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east, the comarca of Marina Baixa to the south and Comtat to the west.

Marina Alta and Marina Baixa are commonly referred to as les Marines.

Coastal towns such as Calp, Denia and Xabia rely heavily on tourism, while inland towns are more dependent on agriculture and other general commerce.[ citation needed ]

Municipalities

Municipalities of Marina Alta Mapa de la Marina Alta.png
Municipalities of Marina Alta

The comarca of la Marina Alta comprises 33 municipalities, of which the most northeasterly two - Dénia and adjacent Xàbia (Jávea) - form the largest urban area. These are listed below with their areas and populations:

NameArea
in km2
Population
(2001)
[2]
Population
(2011)
[3]
Population
(2019)
[4]
Alcalalí 14.49021,3341,278
L'Atzúbia (Adsubia)14.7550677632
Beniarbeig 7.41,3151,8812,092
Benidoleig 7.58901,1871,095
Benigembla 18.4488519490
Benimeli 3.5334411418
Benissa 69.79,82111,61311,005
Benitachell / El Poble Nou de Benitatxell 12.72,3854,5404,276
Calp 23.518,88123,24122,725
Castell de Castells 45.9471446449
Dénia 66.233,34242,74342,166
Gata de Gorgos 20.35,1296,1296,049
Xaló (Jalón)34.62,0252,8752,739
Llíber 21.9671927935
Murla 5.8391554470
Ondara 10.45,5116,5686,894
Orba 17.71,6932,2722,174
Parcent 11.87981,034929
Pedreguer 29.65,9457,4347,699
Pego 52.910,06010,41810,128
Els Poblets 3.61,8223,0292,705
El Ràfol d'Almúnia 4.9536704653
Sagra 5.6401439408
Sanet y Negrals / Sanet i els Negrals 3.9595660667
Senija 4.8513601584
Teulada 32.28,45312,09411,112
Tormos 5.3299356340
La Vall d'Alcalà 24.2166180167
La Vall d'Ebo 32.4318278216
La Vall de Gallinera 53.6624657571
La Vall de Laguar 23.1870934846
El Verger (Vergel)8.23,7444,8564,640
Xàbia (Jávea)68.618,75328,93627,604
Totals759.3138,696180,527175,156

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References

  1. Official estimate as at 1 January 2019: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Madrid, 2019.
  2. Census of 1 November 2001: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Madrid, 2019.
  3. Census of 1 November 2011: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Madrid, 2019.
  4. Official estimate as at 1 January 2019: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Madrid, 2019.

Coordinates: 38°46′23″N0°05′01″E / 38.77306°N 0.08361°E / 38.77306; 0.08361