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Alicante

(älēkän`tā), city (1990 pop. 267,485), capital of Alicante prov., SE Spain, in Valencia. A Mediterranean port, it has exports of wine, oil, cereals, fruit, and esparto from the fertile surrounding region. Metallurgical and chemical industries as well as fishing and waterfront tourism are important. The Romans had a naval base on the site. The town was permanently recaptured from the Moors c.1250.

Alicante

a port in SE Spain: commercial centre. Pop.: 305 911 (2003 est.)
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The Spanish low cost airline will operate three flights a week to Alicante and two flights a week to Rome in addition to its existing service to Barcelona, which started in June this year.
Back in 1939 Alicante meant something entirely different.
The flight was then able to continue on to Alicante after the unexpected stop.
The one-hour showdown will see the seven-strong fleet race on a tight inshore course next to the Alicante Race Village, with ADOR -- the reigning in-port opener champions -- looking to lay down a marker with the first leg of the main race just a week away.
A spokesperson from the airline said: "A Ryanair flight from Alicante to Liverpool (June 2) diverted into Barcelona after a passenger became ill.
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WE HAVE teamed up with Ryanair and the Holiday Inn Express Alicante hotel to give you the chance to win a three-night break for two to Alicante.
Ryanair (LSE:RYA), a budget Irish carrier, today announced plans to cut up to 80% of its Alicante base from October 2011.
Nace una ciudad: origen y evolucion de las murallas de Alicante.
AS the North East recovers from its latest arctic blast of winter, a campaign has been launched to twin Newcastle with Spanish sunshine holiday destination Alicante.