La Romana, Alicante
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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.
|Autonomous community||Valencian Community|
|• Mayor||Manuel Hernández Riquelme (PP)|
|• Total||43.3 km2 (16.7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||480 m (1,570 ft)|
|• Density||55/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Official language(s)||Valencian, Spanish|
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.
- Álvaro García Cantó, footballer
- Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.