Location in Spain
|Coordinates: 38°50′34″N 0°0′34″E / 38.84278°N 0.00944°ECoordinates: 38°50′34″N 0°0′34″E / 38.84278°N 0.00944°E|
|Autonomous community||Valencian Community|
|• Alcalde||Miguel González Bañó (2007) (PP)|
|• Total||8.16 km2 (3.15 sq mi)|
|Elevation||25 m (82 ft)|
|• Density||590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
El Verger (Valencian pronunciation: [eɫ veɾˈdʒeɾ], Spanish: Vergel [berˈxel]) is a town of 4,992 inhabitants situated 3 kilometres from the Mediterranean sea and 8 kilometres from Dénia, in the Comarca of Marina Alta, Land of Valencia, Spain. The main attractions are the Main Street, two medieval towers, a neoclassical church and a safari park. The town's crest, recently resuscitated, pays homage to its name: it displays two trees and four flowers.
The Prime Meridian crosses El Verger.
The municipal boundaries confront those of Beniarbeig, Benimeli, Murla, Dénia, Ondara and Els Poblets. The town is 91 km 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 large part of the surrounding lands is dedicated to agriculture, specifically vegetables and citrus fruits.
- El Verger townhall (Catalan)
- Municipal band website (Catalan)
- El Verger's Moors and Christians website (Catalan)
- Photos of the 2007 flood in El Verger
Segària, El Verger's mountain.
The river Girona at the height of El Verger.
Orange groves in El Verger.
Photo of the damage done by the flood of October 2007, El Verger
La Fàbrica de Sabó (The Soap Factory), El Verger's cultural centre