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Denia, Spain

by WCC on July 5, 2012

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Denia is a town on the east coast of Spain. It is situated between Alicante and Valencia in the north of the Costa Blanca. After a turbulent history as the Roman naval base called Dianium, seat of Moorish Taifa kingdom and marquisate of Denia Spain is today the capital of the comarca Marina Alta and a popular holiday destination heavily influenced by tourism.

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Denia is a popular holiday destination on the Iberian Peninsula. Most tourists come from Spain, followed by Germans and Britons. In recent years Denia has become a destination for wealthy, especially elderly German, who within the city (especially in the village of Els Poblets own) have completely settled or a holiday home there. Land prices are correspondingly high in the region. The best-known tourist spectacle that is annually held event Bous a la mar.

The production of raisins in the 19th brought Denia Century economic boom – in the years 1860 to 1900 the population nearly doubled from 6538 to 12,413 inhabitants and it was a prosperous middle class. At the beginning of the 20th Century came the raisin trade in a crisis, however, was strengthened as a result in Denia on the cultivation of citrus fruits as well, set up in the 1960s, the production of tin toys. With the rapid development of tourism in the second half of the 20th Century came other industries more and more into the background, meanwhile, tourism is the dominant economic factor in the city.

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