Cocentaina

Cocentaina (Valencian: [kosenˈtajna], Spanish: [koθenˈtajna]) is a town located in the comarca of Comtat, in the province of Alicante, Spain. The village is located between the mountainous Serra de Mariola national park and the Serpis river. Cocentaina is ideally situated for both road and mountain biking. Many of the roads are used for training by professional teams (Astana have been seen regularly), and several roads have been used by the Vuelta a España.

Cocentaina
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Coat of arms of Cocentaina
Coat of arms
Cocentaina is located in Province of Alicante
Cocentaina
Cocentaina
Location in the Province of Alicante
Cocentaina is located in Valencian Community
Cocentaina
Cocentaina
Location in the Valencian Community
Cocentaina is located in Spain
Cocentaina
Cocentaina
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 38°44′42″N 0°26′26″W / 38.74500°N 0.44056°W / 38.74500; -0.44056
Country Spain
Autonomous community Valencian Community
ProvinceAlicante
ComarcaComtat
Judicial districtCocentaina
Government
 • MayorMireia Estepa Olcina (PSOE)
Area
 • Total52.94 km2 (20.44 sq mi)
Elevation
430 m (1,410 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total11,456
 • Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Contestà, contestana
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
03820
Official language(s)Valenciano
WebsiteOfficial website

The economy of Cocentaina is chiefly based on the textile industry.

Main sightsEdit

The most important monuments in Cocentaina are the convents of the orders of Saint Clare (from the 16th century) and Saint Francis, the Catholic church of L'Assumpció and the Palace of the Counts of Cocentaina.

EventsEdit

The Moros i cristians festival and the Fira de Tots Sants ("All Saints Fair") of Cocentaina attracts many tourists each year. The Moros i Cristians festival is dated in 1586.

PeopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit

  • Ajuntament de Cocentaina, Municipal government of Cocentaina (in Spanish and Catalan)
  • L'Escaleta Restaurant, Michelin star (*)