Algorfa (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈɣoɾfa]) is a small town in the Costa Blanca area of Spain, near the coast and surrounded by Mediterranean pine forest and citrus groves.

Algorfa (Alicante) Spain
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Algorfa (Alicante) Spain is located in Spain
Algorfa (Alicante) Spain
Algorfa (Alicante) Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 38°5′9″N 0°48′17″W / 38.08583°N 0.80472°W / 38.08583; -0.80472Coordinates: 38°5′9″N 0°48′17″W / 38.08583°N 0.80472°W / 38.08583; -0.80472
Country Spain
Autonomous community Valencian Community
ProvinceAlicante
ComarcaVega Baja del Segura
Judicial districtOrihuela
Government
 • AlcaldeIvan Manuel Ros Rodes (2015) (PSPV-PSOE)
Area
 • Total18.36 km2 (7.09 sq mi)
Elevation
26 m (85 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total2,838
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
DemonymAlgorfeño/a
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
03169
Official language(s)Spanish
WebsiteOfficial website

Algorfa lies on the banks of the river Segura and is approximately 10 minutes drive to the nearest blue flag beaches of the Mediterranean and 45 minutes' drive away from Alicante Airport and Murcia-San Javier Airport. It is a 10-minute drive inland from the coastal resort of Guardamar del Segura.

As one of Vega Baja del Segura’s citrus farming villages, with a population of over 4,000, Algorfa is situated within a fertile countryside.

Just outside the town is an unusual neo-gothic church that was built at the beginning of the nineteenth century and is worth visiting. Algorfa holds a market on Wednesdays.

It is also home to the La Finca Golf Club. It also is home to 3 urbanizations. Lo Crispín, Castillo de Montemar [1] and Montebello. All of which are composed by villas and apartments.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.