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Benidorm

municipality in Valencia, Spain

Benidorm (/ˈbɛnɪdɔːrm/; Spanish: [beniˈðoɾ]) is a city in the province of Alicante in eastern Spain, on the Mediterranean coast.

Benidorm
City and municipality
Benidorm-pano-160410.jpgBenidorm, playa de Poniente.jpg
Balcón del Mediterráneo, Benidorm, España, 2014-07-02, DD 21.JPG
Vista de Benidorm, España, 2014-07-02, DD 51-53 HDR.JPG
Gran-hotel-bali-160410.jpgInTempo, Benidorm, España, 2014-07-02, DD 29.JPGNeguri Gane.JPG
From left to right, top to bottom: Levante and Poniente beaches, Balcón del Mediterráneo, the city from the east, Gran Hotel Bali, Intempo, and Neguri Gane buildings.
Flag of Benidorm
Flag
Coat of arms of Benidorm
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
"Beni"
Benidorm is located in Province of Alicante
Benidorm
Benidorm
Location within Spain
Benidorm is located in Valencian Community
Benidorm
Benidorm
Location within Europe
Benidorm is located in Spain
Benidorm
Benidorm
Benidorm (Spain)
Coordinates: 38°32′03″N 0°07′53″W / 38.53417°N 0.13139°W / 38.53417; -0.13139Coordinates: 38°32′03″N 0°07′53″W / 38.53417°N 0.13139°W / 38.53417; -0.13139
Country Spain
Autonomous community Valencian Community
ProvinceAlicante
ComarcaMarina Baixa
Judicial districtBenidorm
Government
 • MayorAntonio Pérez Pérez[1] (PP)
Area
 • Total38.51 km2 (14.87 sq mi)
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Population
 (2018)[2]
 • Total67,558
 • Density1,800/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)benidormense (es)
benidormer, -ra (va)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
03501–03503
Official language(s)Spanish, Valencian
Websitewww.benidorm.org

PopulationEdit

Change in population
18571887191019301950199119962001200520102014
3,7203,1833,4983,11325,54442,44250,04451,87367,49271,19869,010
Sunset in Benidorm

HistoryEdit

It is thought there were settlements in the Benidorm area possibly as far back as 3000 BC, including evidence of Roman and Punic remains.

PoliticsEdit

Benidorm has favoured the right wing People's Party (PP) since the general elections of 1993.[3] The PP gained control of the local council at the 1995 local elections and won 14 of the 25 council seats in the 1999 and 2003 elections.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. (Spanish)Toni Pérez devuelve al PP la alcaldía de Benidorm, aunque en minoría[permanent dead link], El Mundo, 13 June 2015
  2. "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. election results in Benidorm[permanent dead link]