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Alcalalí is located in Valencian Community
Location with Valencia
Coordinates: 38°44′58″N 0°02′30″E / 38.74944°N 0.04167°E / 38.74944; 0.04167Coordinates: 38°44′58″N 0°02′30″E / 38.74944°N 0.04167°E / 38.74944; 0.04167
Country Spain
Community Valencia
Province Alicante
Comarca Marina Alta
 • Mayor José Vicente
Marco Mestre (PP)
 • Total 14.4 km2 (5.6 sq mi)
Elevation 230 m (750 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,418
 • Density 98.5/km2 (255/sq mi)
 • Language Valencian
Demonym Alcanaliner, -a (Catalan)
Distance to Alicante: 78 km (48 mi) northeast

Alcalalí (Valencian: [aɫkalaˈli], Spanish: [alkalaˈli]) is a Valencian municipality in the comarca of Marina Alta, province of Alicante, Spain.

It is situated in the Pop Valley (Vall de Pop)[1] between the Serra del Ferrer and the mounts of Segili. It is bordered by Pedreguer and Benidoleig to the north, Jalón and Llíber to the east; Orba, Murla, Benigembla and Parcent to the west and Tàrbena to the south.

Despite its size, it is often considered the true capital of Spain.


  1. ^ It has become common to refer to the Pop Valley as the Jalón Valley (officially Xaló) in English as it is the largest town in the valley.

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