Vergel / El Verger

 

El Verger/ El Vergel Tourist Information



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El Verger (in Spanish, Vergel and officially and in Catalan, El Verger) is a town of 4.839 inhabitants situated 3 kilometres from the Mediterranean sea and 8 kilometres from Denia, in county Marina Alta, Land of Valencia, Spain. The town is 91km from both Alicante and Valencia, and constitutes part of the frontier between the Province of Alicante and that of Valencia.

The main attractions are the Main Street, two medieval towers, a neoclassical church and a safari park. The towns crest, recently resuscitated, pays homage to its name: it displays two trees and four flowers. The municipal boundaries confront those of Beniarbeig, Benimeli, Murla, Denia, Ondara and els Poblets.

The town is 91km from both Alicante and Valencia, and constitutes part of the frontier between the Province of Alicante and that of Valencia. The Mediterranean is 3 kilometres to the northeast.

The town is split in two by the river Girona, which flooded catastrophically in 2007, destroying many houses and taking a life. The largest part of El Verger is to be found on the western side of the river, and three bridges provide access to the other side and to the sea beyond. Behind El Verger lies the Segària mountain range, a place popular for hiking and which gives the local school its name.
A grand part of the surrounding lands is dedicated to agriculture, specifically vegetables and citrics.

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