Sant Joan d'Alacant

Sant Joan d'Alacant

Plaza de España

Coat of arms

Location of Sant Joan in the Valencian Community
Country  Spain
Autonomous Community  Valencian Community
Province Province of Alicante
Comarca Alacantí
  Mayor Jaime Albero Gabriel (PSOE)
  Total 9.64 km2 (3.72 sq mi)
Elevation(AMSL) 40 m (130 ft)
Population (2014)
  Total 22.804
  Density 2.4/km2 (6.1/sq mi)
Demonym(s) santjoaner, -era (va)
alicantino/a (es)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 03550
Area code(s) +34 (ES) + 96 (A)
Administrative Divisions 1
Neighborhoods 2

Sant Joan d'Alacant (Valencian pronunciation: [saɲ dʒuˈan dalaˈkant]) is a municipality belonging to Alicante metropolitan area, in the southeast of Valencian Community, Spain. It is the geographic center of the Old Garden of Alicante. Its limits are with the settled areas of Alicante (7 km), Mutxamel (1 km) and El Campello (3 km). It is within the Alicante metropolitan area and shares the same fire department and metro services. Its population growth is due to its function as a bedroom community, as well as in recent years, its isolation from tourist areas, its cultural and academic activities, and because has part of the campus of the University Miguel Hernández of Elx/Elche. It comprises two zones: the town of Sant Joan and Benimagrell, which is now joined through its urban expansion.

As of the census of 2005, the population was 19,711.

Sant Joan d'Alacant: Town Hall square, with the church at the back
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Coordinates: 38°24′05″N 0°26′12″W / 38.40139°N 0.43667°W / 38.40139; -0.43667

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