Orba, Alicante


Location within Spain

Coordinates: 38°46′48″N 0°3′52″E / 38.78000°N 0.06444°E / 38.78000; 0.06444Coordinates: 38°46′48″N 0°3′52″E / 38.78000°N 0.06444°E / 38.78000; 0.06444
Country Spain
Province Alicante
Comarca Marina Alta
  Mayor Ignasi Cervera Arbona (Compromís; 2015)
  Total 17.73 km2 (6.85 sq mi)
Elevation 154 m (505 ft)
Population (2006)
  Total 2,566
  Density 144.73/km2 (374.8/sq mi)
  Language Valencian
Demonym(s) Orber, -a (Valencian)
Distance to Alicante: 78 km (48 mi) northeast
Website www.orba.es

Orba (Valencian: [ˈɔɾβa]; Spanish: [ˈorβa]) is a small town and municipality in the comarca of Marina Alta in the Valencian Community, Spain.

It is situated in the River Gerona valley[1] and is bordered by Pego to the north; Benidoleig and Ondara to the north-east; Jalón and Pedreguer to the east and Parcent and Alcalali to the south.

The town has many commercial premises including mini-supermarkets, restaurants and cafe-bars, hair stylist salons and a barbers shop. The town is also well served with four banks, two builders merchants and two estate agents. In addition to the indigenous population, the town and surrounding area is now home to expatriates from throughout the European Union, many of whom are permanent residents and are gainfully employed within the local community.


  1. Referred to by many as the Orba Valley

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