Cocentaina

 

Cocentaina Tourist Information



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Cocentaina is a town located in the comarca of Comtat, in the province of Alicante, Spain.

Cocentaina has an area of 52.8 km² and, according to the 2002 census, a total population of 10,567 inhabitants and a population density of 200.13 inhabitants per km².

The city is located between the mountainous Sierra de Mariola national park and the Serpis river. The economy of Cocentaina is chiefly based on the textile industry.

The most important monuments in Cocentaina are the convents of the orders of Saint Clare (from the 16th century) and Saint Francis, the Catholic church of la Asunción and the Palace of the Counts of Cocentaina.

The Moros y Cristianos festival and the Fira de Tots Sants (“All Saints Fair”) of Cocentaina attracts many tourists each year.

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