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City and municipality
Benidorm-pano-160410.jpgBenidorm, playa de Poniente.jpg
Balcón del Mediterráneo, Benidorm, España, 2014-07-02, DD 21.JPG
Vista de Benidorm, España, 2014-07-02, DD 51-53 HDR.JPG
Gran-hotel-bali-160410.jpgInTempo, Benidorm, España, 2014-07-02, DD 29.JPGNeguri Gane.JPG
From left to right, top to bottom: Levante and Poniente beaches, Balcón del Mediterráneo, the city from the east, Gran Hotel Bali, Intempo, and Neguri Gane buildings.
Flag of Benidorm
Coat of arms of Benidorm
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: 38°32′03″N 0°07′53″W / 38.53417°N 0.13139°W / 38.53417; -0.13139Coordinates: 38°32′03″N 0°07′53″W / 38.53417°N 0.13139°W / 38.53417; -0.13139
Country Spain
Autonomous community Valencian Community
ComarcaMarina Baixa
Judicial districtBenidorm
 • MayorAntonio Pérez Pérez[1] (PP)
 • Total38.51 km2 (14.87 sq mi)
15 m (49 ft)
 • Total67,558
 • Density1,800/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)benidormense (es)
benidormer, -ra (va)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Official language(s)Spanish, Valencian

Benidorm (/ˈbɛnɪdɔːrm/; Spanish: [beniˈðoɾ]) is a city in the province of Alicante in eastern Spain, on the Mediterranean coast.

Population[change | change source]

Change in population
Sunset in Benidorm

History[change | change source]

It is thought there were settlements in the Benidorm area possibly as far back as 3000 BC, including evidence of Roman and Punic remains.

Politics[change | change source]

Benidorm has favoured the right wing People's Party (PP) since the general elections of 1993.[3] The PP gained control of the local council at the 1995 local elections and won 14 of the 25 council seats in the 1999 and 2003 elections.

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References[change | change source]

  1. (Spanish)Toni Pérez devuelve al PP la alcaldía de Benidorm, aunque en minoría, El Mundo, 13 June 2015
  2. "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. election results in Benidorm[permanent dead link]