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Alicante

Administration
Full nameAlicante/Alacant
Settlement typeCity
CountrySpain
Autonomous CommunityValencian Community
ProvinceAlicante
ComarcaAlacantí
Founded324 BC
Government
MayorSonia Castedo Ramos
Geography
Total Area77.7 sq mi (201.27 km2)
Elevation9.8 ft (3 m)
Demography
Total Population334418 (11) (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
DemonymAlacantí/ina (Valencian)
Alicantino/a (Spanish)
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code03000 - 03016
Area code+34 (Spain) + 96 (Alicante)
valencian8
Neighborhoods42

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Alicante (-esaliˈkantelang) or Alacant (-caalaˈkantlangva) is a city in Spain, the capital of the Province of Alicante and of the comarca of Alacantí, in the south of the Valencian Community. It is also a historic Mediterranean port. The population of the city of Alicante proper was 334,418, estimated , ranking as the second-largest Valencian city. Including nearby municipalities, Alicante conurbation was populated by 458,843 residents. Population of the metropolitan area (including Elche and satellite towns) was 769,284 estimates, ranking as the eighth-largest metropolitan area of Spain.


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