Cocentaina

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Cocentaina
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Cocentaina is located in Valencian Community
Cocentaina
Cocentaina
Location within the Valencian Community
Cocentaina is located in Spain
Cocentaina
Cocentaina
Location within Spain
Coordinates: 38°44′42″N 0°26′26″W / 38.74500°N 0.44056°W / 38.74500; -0.44056
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Alicante
Comarca Comtat
Judicial district Cocentaina
Government
 • Mayor Rafael Briet Seguí (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 52.94 km2 (20.44 sq mi)
Elevation 430 m (1,410 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 11,467
 • Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Demonym Contestà, contestana
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 03820
Official language(s) Valencian, Spanish
Website Official website

Cocentaina (Valencian: [kosenˈtajna], Spanish: [koθenˈtaina]) is a town located in the comarca of Comtat, in the province of Alicante, Spain. The village is located between the mountainous Serra de Mariola national park and the Serpis river. Cocentaina is ideally situated for both road and mountain biking. Many of the roads are used for training by professional teams (Astana have been seen regularly), and several roads have been used by the Vuelta a España.

The economy of Cocentaina is chiefly based on the textile industry.

Main sights[edit]

The most important monuments in Cocentaina are the convents of the orders of Saint Clare (from the 16th century) and Saint Francis, the Catholic church of L'Assumpció and the Palace of the Counts of Cocentaina.

Events[edit]

The Moros i cristians festival and the Fira de Tots Sants ("All Saints Fair") of Cocentaina attracts many tourists each year. The Moros i Cristians festival is dated in 1586.

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