Marina Baixa

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Marina Baixa
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Country Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
Autonomous community Bandera de la Comunidad Valenciana (2x3).svg  Valencian Community
Province Alicante
Capital Villajoyosa
Municipalities
Area
  Total605.15 km2 (233.65 sq mi)
Population
 (2019) [1]
  Total188,623
  Density310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Largest municipality Relleu

Marina Baixa (Valencian pronunciation:  [maˈɾina ˈβajʃa] ) is a comarca in the Valencian Community, Spain. It is bordered by the comarques of Comtat on the northwest, Marina Alta on the northeast, Alacantí and Alcoià on the west and the Mediterranean Sea on the east.

The interior of this comarca is mountainous, and it is dominated by the Serra d'Aitana whose highest peak is 1,500 m. The local fauna is composed by eagles, hawks, crows, blackbirds, swallows, foxes, wildcats, wild boars and many smaller animals. Rosemaries, pines, medlars and carobtrees are commonplace flora. The terrain is calcareous, so the landscape shows impressive caves and natural archways and fountains.

Tourism is the main economic resource. Fruit trees (especially orange and lemon trees), olive and almond trees are cultivated. The population of this comarca strongly increased in the last twenty years.

Municipalities

The comarca of la Marina Baixa comprises 18 municipalities, listed below with their areas and populations:

NameArea
in km2
Population
(2001)
[2]
Population
(2011)
[3]
Population
(2019)
[4]
L'Alfàs del Pi 19.311,10319,80220,482
Altea 34.415,91022,38522,290
Beniardà 15.7245209232
Benidorm 38.551,87368,04568,721
Benifato 11.9166193140
Benimantell 37.9402483483
Bolulla 13.6358408420
Callosa d'En Sarrià 34.77,0577,6537,373
El Castell de Guadalest 40.0180227217
Confrides 42.2309283187
Finestrat 42.52,3076,0996,715
La Nucia 21.46,58717,09618,603
Orxeta 24.1528875736
Polop 22.62,3004,1594,965
Relleu 76.98001,2081,160
Sella 38.7591607580
Tàrbena 31.7715721646
Villajoyosa / La Vila Joiosa 59.223,65732,64934,673
Totals605.3125,088183,102188,623

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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°36′02″N0°12′54″W / 38.6005°N 0.214919°W / 38.6005; -0.214919