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Benidorm
City and municipality
Benidorm-pano-160410.jpg Benidorm, 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.jpg InTempo, Benidorm, España, 2014-07-02, DD 29.JPG Neguri 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
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Coat of arms of Benidorm
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): "Beni"
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Alicante
Comarca Marina Baixa
Judicial district Benidorm
Area
 • Total 38.51 km2 (14.87 sq mi)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2018)
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Demonym(s) benidormense (es)
benidormer, -ra (va)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 03501–03503
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 in population
1857 1887 1910 1930 1950 1991 1996 2001 2005 2010 2014
3,720 3,183 3,498 3,113 25,544 42,442 50,044 51,873 67,492 71,198 69,010
Sunset in Benidorm

History

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

Benidorm has favoured the right wing People's Party (PP) since the general elections of 1993. 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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