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Elche

Elche / Elx
Altamira Castle an panoramic view o Elche
Altamira Castle an panoramic view o Elche
Banner o Elche
Banner
Coat o airms o Elche
Coat o airms
Elche is locatit in Province o Alicante
Elche
Elche
Location in the Province o Alicante
Elche is locatit in Valencie Commonty
Elche
Elche
Location in the Valencie Commonty
Elche is locatit in Spain
Elche
Elche
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 38°16′1″N 0°41′54″W / 38.26694°N 0.69833°W / 38.26694; -0.69833Coordinates: 38°16′1″N 0°41′54″W / 38.26694°N 0.69833°W / 38.26694; -0.69833
Kintra Spain
Autonomous commonty Valencian Commonty
ProvinceAlicante
ComarcaBajo Vinalopó
Judicial destrictElche
FoonditIberian settlement; 5t century BC
Govrenment
 • Alcalde (Mayor)Javier González Serna (2015) (PSPV-PSOE)
Area
 • Total326.10 km2 (125.91 sq mi)
Elevation
86 m (282 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Tot230,625
 • Density710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ilicitano, ilicitana
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
03200-03299
Dialin code966 - 965
Offeecial leid(s)Spaingie an Valencian
WabsteidOffeecial Wabsteid
Offeecial tourism Wabsteid

Elche (Spaingie: [ˈeltʃe]) or Elx (Valencian: [ˈɛʎtʃ]) is a ceety locatit in the comarca o Baix Vinalopó, in the province o Alicante which, in turn, is a pairt o the Valencie Commonty, Spain. Accordin tae the 2008 census, Elche haes a population o some 228,300 inhabitants (cried il·licitans in Valencie an ilicitanos in Spaingie), rankin as the third maist populatit ceety in the Valencie (efter Valencia an Alicante) an the 20t lairgest Spaingie ceety.

Pairt o the municipality is coastal but the main ceety is some 11 km (6.8 miles) frae the Mediterranean Sea. A sma creek cried Vinalopó flows through the ceety splittin it in twa pairts.

  1. . Instituto Nacional de Estadística http://www.ine.es/dynt3/inebase/index.htm?padre=525. Retrieved 11 April 2019.  Missing or empty |title= (help)