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Country  Spain
Comarca  Marina Baixa
Population  33,951 (2014)
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Elevation  27 m (89 ft)
Province  Province of Alicante
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Judicial district  Villajoyosa / La Vila Joiosa
Demonym(s)  vilers, -res (va) vileros, -ras (es)
Weather  18°C, Wind E at 11 km/h, 57% Humidity
Points of interest  Museo del Chocolate Valor, Vilamuseu, La Barbera, La Barbera dels Aragonés, La Malladeta Yacimient

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Villajoyosa ([ˈbiʎaxoˈʝosa]), or La Vila Joiosa ([la ˈvila dʒoˈjoza]), is a coastal town and municipality in the Province of Alicante, Valencian Community, Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea. The town is known to the locals simply as La Vila.


Map of 03570 La Vila Joiosa, Alicante, Spain

It is the historic and administrative capital of the comarca of Marina Baixa and is located 32 km from the city of Alicante, in the coastal area known as Costa Blanca (White Coast). La Vila Joiosa literally means Joyful Town, although the inhabitants often abbreviate it to La Vila. It has over three kilometers of beaches, including La Platja Centre (Central Beach), close to the city centre. The river Amadorio runs through La Vila.

The area is famous for its chocolate industry and tourism. One of the most popular tourist attractions is its Gothic Catholic church of the Assumption, with a Baroque altar piece. Another popular destination, the Royal Palm Casino (formerly Casino Costa Blanca), is now closed. The town's festival of Moros i Cristians, celebrated at the end of July, was declared an International Tourist Interest Festival.

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Notable people

  • José Catalá, footballer
  • Twin towns

  • Vitré, Ille-et-Vilaine, France, since 1989
  • Quesada, Spain, since 2006
  • Bullas, Spain, since 2006
  • References

    Villajoyosa Wikipedia