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Novelda (Valencian: [noˈvɛlda], Spanish: [noˈβelda]) is a town located in the province of Alicante, Spain. As of 2009, it has a total population of 27,135 inhabitants.

Novelda
City and Municipality
Monastery of Santa María Magdalena.
Monastery of Santa María Magdalena.
Flag of Novelda
Flag
Coat of arms of Novelda
Coat of arms
Novelda is located in Province of Alicante
Novelda
Novelda
Location in Spain
Novelda is located in Valencian Community
Novelda
Novelda
Novelda (Valencian Community)
Novelda is located in Spain
Novelda
Novelda
Novelda (Spain)
Coordinates: 38°23′06″N 0°46′05″W / 38.385°N 0.768°W / 38.385; -0.768Coordinates: 38°23′06″N 0°46′05″W / 38.385°N 0.768°W / 38.385; -0.768
Country Spain
Autonomous community Valencian Community
ProvinceAlicante
ComarcaVinalopó Mitjà
Government
 • MayorJosé Rafael Sáez Sánchez (PP)
Area
 • Total75.7 km2 (29.2 sq mi)
Elevation
241 m (791 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total25,725
 • Density340/km2 (880/sq mi)
 • Language
Valencian
Demonym(s)Noveldense (Spanish)
Novelder, noveldera (Valencian)
Postcode
03660
WebsiteOfficial website

Novelda has important quarries and mines of marble, limestone, silica, clay and gypsum. It is a major centre of the marble industry.

It was probably settled by Greeks, although it was controlled by Carthaginians and Romans. Some centuries later it was conquered from the Moors by a son of Ferdinand III of Castile.

Places of tourist interest in Novelda include the monastery of Santa María Magdalena (dated from the 19th century), which has a church designed by a disciple of Antoni Gaudí, the Moorish castle of the Mola, with its unique triangular tower, and the Museum of Modernism. This is a well preserved art nouveau house with original artifacts from the 1920s. The house itself is a work of art. The House-Museum is located in a modernist building designed by Pedro Cerdan Martinez (1863-1947) and is now a centre for modernist research and promotion. There are also several natural and salty lakes to visit in the surroundings.

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  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.