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Hondón de las Nieves

El Fondó de les Neus
Municipality
Hondón de las Nieves

Coat of arms
El Fondó de les Neus
El Fondó de les Neus
Location in Spain

Coordinates: 38°18′29″N 0°51′14″W / 38.30806°N 0.85389°W / 38.30806; -0.85389

Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Alicante
Comarca Vinalopó Mitjà
Judicial district Novelda
Government
 • Mayor Victoriano Sánchez Botella (PP)
Area
 • Total 68.80 km2 (26.56 sq mi)
Elevation 380 m (1,250 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 2,862
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym Fondoners, Hondoneros
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 03688
Official language(s) Valencian
Website

El Fondó de les Neus (Valencian pronunciation: [fonˈdo ðe lez nɛws], Spanish: Hondón de las Nieves [onˈdon de laz ˈnjeβes]) is a municipality in the comarca of Vinalopó Mitjà in the Valencian Community, Spain.

It is a small village, inland, west of the Alicante province. Its nearest city is Elche/Elx to the south east or Crevillent. The name literally means "Gorge of the Snow", a reference to the village’s patron "The Virgin of the Snow". This effigy and the church is at the heart of village life.

Posters in village windows or flags in the streets with the "Virgin" printed on them can be seen.


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