Llíber

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Llíber is a village in the province of Alicante and autonomous community of Valencia, Spain. The municipality covers an area of 21.9 square kilometres (8.5 sq mi) and as of 2011 had a population of 1070 people.[1]

Lady Elizabeth School, a British international school, has its senior school campus in Llíber.[2]

Geography

Llíber is a municipality of Valencia , Spain. It is located in the north-east of the province of Alicante, within the region of the Marina Alta . It has 1,099 inhabitants, of which 62.80% are of foreign nationality. ( National Institute of Statistics-Spain 2015.) Lliber is bordered by the neighbourhood Penya Roja to the north. Lloma Llarga and Tossal del Cau light further to the south. Liber is accessed, by highway, through N-332 which leads in Benisa to the CV-745. Lliber borders the municipalities of Alcalalí , Benissa , Gata de Gorgos , Jalón , Pedreguer and Senija .

History

Located to the north of the municipal area, is the Iberian town of Pozo de Gata. The Iberians used to build their settlements in high places in order to obtain a better defence against their enemies. For this same reason, they also walled them. Llíber and the surrounding lands were conquered in 1256 by King James I of Aragon. The lady Constance of Sicily enjoyed the Llíber incomes until November 1300, when James II transferred the incomes to those of those of Pego and Vall de Uxó . From 1413 until 1444 Liber was part of the dominion of the Martorell, lineage to which belonged the famous novelist, Joanot Martorell. In 1444 the town of Llíber was sold at auction at the request of the creditors of Galceran Martorell. The purchasers were Gonzalo de Híjar, Comendador de Montalbán, and his wife, Inés de Portugal. On September 12 1444, Gonzalo de Hijar, sold Llíber to his son Pedro. Later it belonged to the Duke of Almodóvar. In 1609 , Lliber had 25 houses and was an annex of Jalón which became independent. Until 1707 Lliber belonged to the government of Játiva (Júcar), Which until 1833 was part of the government (township) of Denia. In 1992 Lliber was considerably extended by British Property Developer, Lord Perry Harber, who designed and built eighty properties, that extended the village in a sympathetic way into a former vineyard.[3]

Agriculture

More than half of the term remains uncultivated, with dryland agriculture predominating in the cultivated areas, cereals, grapes, and almonds being the most prominent crops.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alicante/Alacant: Población por municipios y sexo: Cifras oficiales de población resultantes de la revisión del Padrón municipal a 1 de enero de 2011". Spanish Census. Instituto Nacional de Estadística. Archived from the original on 21 May 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Contacts." Lady Elizabeth School. Retrieved on 24 October 2015. "LAUDE The Lady Elizabeth Junior School Entrada Norte de la Cumbre del Sol 03726 Benitachell (Alicante)" and "LAUDE The Lady Elizabeth Senior School Ctra. Benissa-Jalón, s/n 03729 Llíber (Alicante)"
  3. ^ [1]"Lord Perry Harber Website."

Coordinates: 38°45′N 0°01′E / 38.750°N 0.017°E / 38.750; 0.017