El Verger

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El Verger
Municipality
Coat of arms of El Verger
Coat of arms
Vergel-Mapa de la Marina Alta.svg
El Verger is located in Spain
El Verger
El Verger
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 38°50′34″N 0°0′34″E / 38.84278°N 0.00944°E / 38.84278; 0.00944Coordinates: 38°50′34″N 0°0′34″E / 38.84278°N 0.00944°E / 38.84278; 0.00944
Country Spain
Autonomous community Valencian Community
ProvinceAlicante
ComarcaMarina Alta
Judicial districtDénia
Government
 • AlcaldeMiguel González Bañó (2007) (PP)
Area
 • Total8.16 km2 (3.15 sq mi)
Elevation25 m (82 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total4,847
 • Density590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Vergerí, vergerina
Vergerer, vergerera
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code03770
Official language(s)Valencian
WebsiteOfficial website

El Verger (Valencian pronunciation: [el veɾˈdʒeɾ]; Spanish: Vergel [beɾˈxel]) is a town of 4,992 inhabitants situated 3 kilometres from the Mediterranean sea and 8 kilometres from Dénia, in the Comarca of Marina Alta, Land of Valencia, Spain. The main attractions are the Main Street, two medieval towers, a neoclassical church and a safari park. The town's crest, recently resuscitated, pays homage to its name: it displays two trees and four flowers.

The Prime Meridian crosses El Verger.

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Church and tower of El Verger

The municipal boundaries confront those of Beniarbeig, Benimeli, Murla, Dénia, Ondara and Els Poblets. The town is 91 km from both Alicante and Valencia, and constitutes part of the frontier between the Province of Alicante and that of Valencia. The Mediterranean is 3 kilometres to the northeast. The town is split in two by the river Girona, which flooded catastrophically in 2007, destroying many houses and taking a life. The largest part of El Verger is to be found on the western side of the river, and three bridges provide access to the other side and to the sea beyond. Behind El Verger lies the Segària mountain range, a place popular for hiking and which gives the local school its name. A large part of the surrounding lands is dedicated to agriculture, specifically vegetables and citrus fruits.

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