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Alicante

(Encyclopedia) Alicante älēkän´tā [key], city (1990 pop. 267,485), capital of Alicante prov., SE Spain, in Valencia. A Mediterranean port, it has exports of wine, oil, cereals, fruit, and esparto from t...

Alcoy

(Encyclopedia) Alcoy älkoi´ [key], city (1990 pop. 65,082), Alicante prov., SE Spain, in Valencia, on the Serpis River. An important industrial center with manufactures of textiles, paper (especially cigar...

Elche

(Encyclopedia) Elche ĕl´chā [key], Valencian Elx, city (1990 pop. 184,912), Alicante prov., SE Spain, in Valencia. It is surrounded by an extensive grove of date palms, the only one of its kind in ...

Murcia

(Encyclopedia) Murcia Span. mo͞or´thyä [key], autonomous region and former Moorish kingdom (1990 pop. 1,062,066), 4,370 sq mi (11,321 sq km), SE Spain, on the Mediterranean Sea, comprising the present pro...

Valencia

(Encyclopedia) Valencia välān´thēä [key], autonomous region (1990 pop. 3,902,429) and former kingdom, E Spain, on the Mediterranean. It now comprises the provinces of Alicante, Castellón, and Valencia....