Elda

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Elda
Flag of Elda
Flag
Coat of arms of Elda
Coat of arms
Elda is located in Spain
Elda
Elda
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 38°28′44″N 0°47′48″W / 38.47889°N 0.79667°W / 38.47889; -0.79667
Country Spain
Autonomous community Valencian community
Province Alicante
Comarca Medio Vinalopó
Judicial district Elda
Government
 • Mayor Adela Pedrosa (PP)
Area
 • Total 44.86 km2 (17.32 sq mi)
Elevation 395 m (1,296 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 50,168
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Demonym Eldenses
Postcode 03600
Website Official website
Plaza Mayor

Elda (Spanish: [ˈelda], Valencian: [ˈɛɫda]) is a city located in the province of Alicante, Spain. As of 2009, it has a total population of 55,618 inhabitants, ranking as the 7th most populous city in the province. Elda joins together with the town of Petrer to form a conurbation with over 85,000 inhabitants. The river Vinalopó flows through the urban area of Elda.

Elda is known for its footwear industry, in particular for women's shoes. Tourist sites include the Footwear Museum, the Archaeological Museum, the Torre del Homenaje del castillo (a tower dating from the 12th century), Castelar Square, Count of Coloma Palace, the Town Hall and the church of Santa Ana. It also celebrates the important festival of Moros y Cristianos.

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