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Calpe

(kăl`pē), ancient name, possibly Phoenician in origin, of GibraltarGibraltar
, British overseas territory (2005 est. pop. 27,900), 2.5 sq mi (6.5 sq km), on a narrow, rocky peninsula extending into the Mediterranean Sea from SW Spain. Most of the peninsula is occupied by the Rock of Gibraltar (Lat.
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. It is one of the Pillars of HerculesPillars of Hercules,
ancient mythological name for promontories flanking the east entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar. They are usually identified with Gibraltar in Europe and with Mt. Acha at Ceuta in Africa. The Jebel Musa (W of Ceuta) is also considered one of the pillars.
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, at the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar.
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A town called Calpe - just a 20-minute drive that snakes up the coast around precarious mountain-top roads - is a beautiful retreat.
I can't find any reliable info on public buses which run north to Calpe.
Purchase of office furniture and assistance to the development of new office design for the services of Calpe and municipalities in Juvisy-sur-Orge and Paray-Vieille-Poste.
From Benidorm, the excursion coaches fan out not just to Guadalest, but farther afield to places like Alicante, Valencia, Villajoyosa and Calpe.
He left the country on a false passport and made his way to Calpe, where he befriended Karen and her boyfriend Miles Lanning.
Even my elder brother, who has retired and is living in Calpe, Spain, flew home on Saturday, when we told him what had happened.
Police believe he killed her at a flat in Calpe, 15 miles from Benidorm on the Costa Blanca.
From his villa at Calpe he said yesterday: "I am very happy to be home again at last.
A Hamdan/Hills treble was all but in the book when morning gamble Mefraas edged ahead of Mons Calpe inside the final furlong of the 1m11/2f handicap, but Martin Dwyer had saved a bit on the longtime front-runner and got back up to score by a head.
Paula Stewart, daughter of Mr and Mrs G Stewart, of Calpe, Spain, and Mark Nickols, son of Mr and Mrs D Nickols, of Ringwood Highway, Coventry, at Queens Road Baptist Church.
CALPE on Spain's Costa Blanca offers the best of both worlds - the blue water of the Med and the rugged beauty of the mountains.