La Vall de Gallinera

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La Vall de Gallinera
Skyline of La Vall de Gallinera
Flag of La Vall de Gallinera
Flag
Coat of arms of La Vall de Gallinera
Coat of arms
La Vall de Gallinera is located in Province of Alicante
La Vall de Gallinera
La Vall de Gallinera
Location of La Vall de Gallinera within Spain / Valencian Community
La Vall de Gallinera is located in Valencian Community
La Vall de Gallinera
La Vall de Gallinera
La Vall de Gallinera (Valencian Community)
La Vall de Gallinera is located in Spain
La Vall de Gallinera
La Vall de Gallinera
La Vall de Gallinera (Spain)
Coordinates: 38°49′20″N 0°13′20″W / 38.82222°N 0.22222°W / 38.82222; -0.22222Coordinates: 38°49′20″N 0°13′20″W / 38.82222°N 0.22222°W / 38.82222; -0.22222
Country Spain
Autonomous Community Valencian Community
ProvinceAlicante
ComarcaMarina Alta
Government
 • TypeMayor-council government
 • BodyAjuntament de La Vall de Gallinera
 • MayorAntonio Gil Pardo (2015) (GPV)
Area
 • Total53.60 km2 (20.70 sq mi)
Elevation
295 m (968 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total589
 • Density11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Vallero-ra (es)
vallerra (va)
Time zoneCET (GMT +1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (GMT +2)
Postcode
03789
WebsiteCity Hall of La Vall de Gallinera

La Vall de Gallinera, also Vall de Gallinera (Valencian pronunciation: [la ˈvaʎ de ɣaʎiˈneɾa]), is a valley and a municipality in north-east Alicante, Spain, included in the Marina Alta comarca. It is formed by the nuclei of Benirrama, Benialí, Benissivà, Benitaia, Carroja, Alpatró, Llombai and Benissili. All these settlements constitute a single municipality. The total combined population at the moment is around 600.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Like in all other valleys of the interior of Marina Alta, the Moors occupied the territory for almost six centuries. After the expulsion of the Moriscos in 1609, the Vall de Gallinera became deserted and the Duke of Gandia, to whom this area was given, brought from Majorca 150 families to repopulate the valley. As per Cavanilles: "it is easy still to see the origin of all of them in the accent and dialect of its inhabitants. They are very hard working, all they take advantage of it and they live contentedly in that delicious enclosure." Indeed, in this valley, Valencian is heavily influenced by Balearic Catalan.

Economy[edit]

The main businesses of the area are the cultivation of cherries, almonds and olives, and rural tourism.

Sources[edit]


  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.