Elda

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Elda
Flag of Elda
Flag
Coat of arms of Elda
Coat of arms
Elda is located in Province of Alicante
Elda
Elda
Location in Spain
Elda is located in Valencian Community
Elda
Elda
Elda (Valencian Community)
Elda is located in Spain
Elda
Elda
Elda (Spain)
Coordinates: 38°28′44″N 0°47′48″W / 38.47889°N 0.79667°W / 38.47889; -0.79667
CountrySpain
Autonomous CommunityValencian Community
ProvinceProvince of Alicante
ComarcaVinalopó Mitjà
Judicial districtElda
Government
 • MayorRubén Alfaro Bernabé (PSOE)
Area
 • Total44.86 km2 (17.32 sq mi)
Elevation
395 m (1,296 ft)
Population
(2009)
 • Total50,168
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Eldenses
Postcode
03600
WebsiteOfficial website
Plaza Mayor

Elda, (Valencian: [ˈɛlda]) 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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CD Eldense is based in the city.

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