La Romana, Alicante

La Romana (Valencian pronunciation: [la roˈmana]) is a village of some 2,500 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.

La Romana
La Romana Sunrise.jpg
Coat of arms of La Romana
Coat of arms
La Romana is located in Spain
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
ProvinceAlicante
ComarcaVinalopó Medio
Judicial districtNovelda
Government
 • MayorManuel Hernández Riquelme (PP)
Area
 • Total43.3 km2 (16.7 sq mi)
Elevation
480 m (1,570 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total2,376
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Romaners, Romaneros
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
03669
Official language(s)Valencian, Spanish
WebsiteOfficial website

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 buildings higher than one storey, with clean, tree lined streets.

The town's popular fiesta is held in the third 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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ReferencesEdit

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