San Vicente del Raspeig / Sant Vicent del Raspeig

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San Vicente del Raspeig
San Vicente del Raspeig / Sant Vicent del Raspeig
Flag of San Vicente del Raspeig
Coat of arms of San Vicente del Raspeig
Coat of arms
Motto: Sequet però sanet
(Dry but healthy)
San Vicente del Raspeig is located in Spain
San Vicente del Raspeig
San Vicente del Raspeig
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 38°23′47″N 0°31′31″W / 38.39639°N 0.52528°W / 38.39639; -0.52528Coordinates: 38°23′47″N 0°31′31″W / 38.39639°N 0.52528°W / 38.39639; -0.52528
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Alicante
Comarca Alacantí
Judicial district San Vicente del Raspeig
 • Alcaldesa Luisa Pastor Lillo (2007) (PP)
 • Total 40.55 km2 (15.66 sq mi)
Elevation 109 m (358 ft)
Highest elevation 440 m (1,440 ft)
Lowest elevation 85 m (279 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 55,434
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Demonym Santvicenter, -a
Sanvicentero, -a
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 03690, 03699
Official language(s) Valencian
Website Official website

San Vicente del Raspeig (Spanish: [sam biˈθente ðel rasˈpetʃ]) / Sant Vicent del Raspeig (Valencian: [sam viˈsɛn deɫ rasˈpetʃ]) is a municipality located in the comarca of Alacantí, in the province of Alicante, Spain, inside the conurbation of Alicante city (6 km away and perfectly communicated).

It has an area of 40.5 km² and according to the 2007 census, a total population of 55.434 inhabitants, with a large student population because it contains part of the Universitat d'Alacant, a major educational institution.

The town was founded in 1836 and has the motto Sequet però sanet ("Dry but healthy").

There are two important festivals every year: the Bonfires called Fogueres de Sant Vicent taking place during Summer, and the festival of Moros i Cristians during Spring.

The city has many quarries of limestone that enable the existence of cement factories.

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