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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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10) <<Fago uos saber que por gran sabor que e de poblar las villas de Alicant et Cartagenia et porque tengo que es seruicio de Dieos et pro de la tierra, et porque es mas acerca et mas endrecado el passage pora ultramar por estos puertos de Alicant et de Cartagenia a todos los omnes de mios reynos et de mio sennorio que alla quisieren pasar, tengo por bien et mando que las ordenes del Ospital et del Temple et todas las Ordenes et los grandes omnes et los mercaderos de mi tierra que quisieren pasar a oltramar, que non fagan el passage por otros lugares sinon por los puertos de Alicant et Cartagenia.
The court was told Mrs Wheeler, who was staying in Mr and Mrs Green's Gran Alicant apartment, had banned her son from her house while she was away.
The franchise outfit's new stores at Moraira, Benijofar and Gran Alicant are the first to open under the fascia in Spain.