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La Romana, Alicante

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La Romana, Alicante

La Romana

Coat of arms
La Romana
La Romana
Location in Spain

Coordinates: 38°22′1″N 0°53′49″W / 38.36694°N 0.89694°W / 38.36694; -0.89694

Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Alicante
Comarca Vinalopó Mitjà
Judicial district Novelda
 • Mayor Manuel Hernández Riquelme (PP)
 • Total 43.3 km2 (16.7 sq mi)
Elevation 480 m (1,570 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 2,576
 • Density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Demonym Romaners, Romaneros
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 03669
Official language(s) Valencian , Spanish

La Romana (Valencian and Spanish: [la roˈmana]) is a village of some 2500 people, located in the foothills of the Serra del Reclot a few kilometres from Algueña and several kilometres from Hondón de las Nieves and Novelda, in the autonomous community of Valencia, southern Spain.

The village is surrounded by countryside where vineyards and almond orchards are grown. The area is also noted for the number of quarries producing marble and limestone. There are a number of cave dwellings around La Romana which are still in use, many having been converted into modern homes. The main village is set out on a grid pattern of mostly one way streets with very few building higher than one storey, with clean, tree lined streets.

The town's popular fiesta is held in the 3rd week of August each year, with a humorous parade held on the Thursday and Moors and Christians parades on the Friday and Saturday. In the autumn a gastronomica is held in the park.

There is a small weekly street market on Saturdays, around where the covered daily market is.

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