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El Verger

El Verger
Municipality

Coat of arms
El Verger
El Verger
Location in Spain

Coordinates: 38°50′34″N 0°0′34″E / 38.84278°N 0.00944°E / 38.84278; 0.00944Coordinates: 38°50′34″N 0°0′34″E / 38.84278°N 0.00944°E / 38.84278; 0.00944

Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Alicante
Comarca Marina Alta
Judicial district Dénia
Government
 • Alcalde Miguel González Bañó (2007) (PP)
Area
 • Total 8.16 km2 (3.15 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 4,847
 • Density 590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Demonym Vergerí, vergerina
Vergerer, vergerera
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 03770
Official language(s) Valencian
Website

El Verger (Valencian pronunciation: [eɫ veɾˈdʒeɾ], Spanish: Vergel [berˈxel]) is a town of 4,992 inhabitants situated 3 kilometres from the Mediterranean sea and 8 kilometres from Dénia, in the Comarca of Marina Alta, Land of Valencia, Spain. The main attractions are the Main Street, two medieval towers, a neoclassical church and a safari park. The town's crest, recently resuscitated, pays homage to its name: it displays two trees and four flowers.

Geography

The municipal boundaries confront those of Beniarbeig, Benimeli, Murla, Dénia, Ondara and Els Poblets. The town is 91 km from both Alicante and Valencia, and constitutes part of the frontier between the Province of Alicante and that of Valencia. The Mediterranean is 3 kilometres to the northeast. The town is split in two by the river Girona, which flooded catastrophically in 2007, destroying many houses and taking a life. The largest part of El Verger is to be found on the western side of the river, and three bridges provide access to the other side and to the sea beyond. Behind El Verger lies the Segària mountain range, a place popular for hiking and which gives the local school its name. A large part of the surrounding lands is dedicated to agriculture, specifically vegetables and citrus fruits.

References

External links

  • El Verger townhall (Catalan)
  • Municipal band website (Catalan)
  • El Verger's Moors and Christians website (Catalan)
  • Photos of the 2007 flood in El Verger

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