Marina Baixa

Marina Baixa
Marina Baixa
—  Comarca  —


Coat of arms
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Alicante
Capital Villajoyosa
 - Total 605.15 km2 (233.6 sq mi)
 - Total 171,877
 - Density 284/km2 (735.6/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code
Largest municipality Relleu

Marina Baixa (Valencian pronunciation: [maˈɾina ˈβajʃa]) is a comarca in the Valencian Community, Spain. It is bordered by the comarques of Comtat on the northwest, Marina Alta on the northeast, Alacantí and Alcoià on the west and the Mediterranean Sea on the east.

The interior of this comarca is mountainous, and it is dominated by the Serra d'Aitana whose highest peak soars to 1,500 meters. The local fauna is composed by eagles, hawks, crows, blackbirds, swallows, foxes, wildcats, wild boars and a lot of smaller animals. As regards flora, some typical examples are rosemaries, pines, medlars and carobtrees. The terrain is calcareous, so the landscape shows impressive caves and natural archways and fountains.

Tourism is the main economic resource. Fruit trees (especially orange and lemon trees), olive and almond trees are cultivated. The population of this comarca strongly increased in the last twenty years.

Coordinates: 38°36′02″N 0°12′54″W / 38.6005°N 0.214919°W / 38.6005; -0.214919

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