Pedreguer

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Pedreguer
Location of Pedreguer
Coordinates: 38°47′36″N 0°2′3″E / 38.79333°N 0.03417°E / 38.79333; 0.03417Coordinates: 38°47′36″N 0°2′3″E / 38.79333°N 0.03417°E / 38.79333; 0.03417
CountrySpain
Autonomous CommunityValencia
ProvinceAlicante
ComarcaMarina Alta
Government
Area
 • Total29.57 km2 (11.42 sq mi)
Elevation
83 m (272 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total7,490
 • Density250/km2 (660/sq mi)
Websitehttp://www1.pedreguer.es/

Pedreguer (Valencian: [peðɾeˈɣeɾ], Spanish: [peðɾeˈɣeɾ]) is a town in the comarca of Marina Alta in the province of Alicante, Spain. The town is situated at the foot of the Muntanya Gran and close to the two larger coastal towns of Dénia and Xàbia. It has a population of 7097 (as of 2008). It is also close to the Jalon Valley which is famous for its springtime almond tree blossom.[2]

Pedreguer Rastro is a sort of flea market in the town. Sunday morning is flea market day. Held on the polygons where people flock from all over the Costa Blanca to buy and sell produce, clothing, gifts, home made jams, chutneys and much more.

Saturday morning is the farmers market held in the town.

The main high street has a church, police station and the town hall.

A Sports centre is located on the polygons with an outdoor swimming pool and other sports facilities.

La Sella resort comes under Pedreguer town which has a golf course, tennis club and local bars and restaurants including the Brassa Armells.[citation needed]

Fiestas in Pedreguer include bull runs to firework displays.[citation needed]

Local beaches include Denia, El Verger, Els Poblets and Oliva.[citation needed]

Important figures[edit]

  • Celedonio Calatayud (Pedreguer, October 29, 1880 – Madrid, January 24, 1931) was a Spanish scientist and radiologist, remembered for his achievements on radiology and electrology. He pioneered the use of radiology and electrology in Europe for both diagnostics and therapeutical purposes. In 1928 he was declared favourite son of Pedreguer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ Pedreguer Tourist Information and Holiday Guide

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