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Location in Spain

Coordinates: 38°26′21″N 0°38′22″W / 38.43917°N 0.63944°W / 38.43917; -0.63944Coordinates: 38°26′21″N 0°38′22″W / 38.43917°N 0.63944°W / 38.43917; -0.63944
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Alicante
Comarca Campo de Alicante
Judicial district Novelda
  Alcalde Antonio Pérez González (2007) (PSPV-PSOE)
  Total 66.64 km2 (25.73 sq mi)
Elevation 376 m (1,234 ft)
Population (2008)
  Total 4,813
  Density 72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Agoster(a)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Official language(s) Valencian
Website Official website

Agost (Valencian pronunciation: [aˈɣost]) is a Valencian town and municipality located in the province of Alicante, Spain, at a distance of about 18 kilometres (11 mi) from Alicante, the capital of the province. Due to its relative distance from the Mediterranean Sea, Agost was not directly affected by the mass tourism that the towns on the Costa Blanca experienced, and has maintained its local character.

Until the sixties, the economy of Agost was mainly based on pottery and agriculture. Today most of the traditional potteries have closed, or turned into factories producing construction elements. There are still about 11 potteries active in the town; six of them still produce traditional pottery. Agriculture remains a second income source for many families in Agost.



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