Marina Alta

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Marina Alta
Localització de la Marina Alta respecte del País Valencià.png
CountrySpain
CommunityValencia
ProvinceAlicante
Capital
and largest city
Dénia
Municipalities
Area
 • Total758.02 km2 (292.67 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total182,073
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Demonym(s) 
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Marina Alta (Valencian: [maˈɾina ˈalta], "Upper Marina") is a central and coastal comarca of the autonomous community of Valencia, Spain. The comarca is located in the area of Alicante and its capital and largest settlement is the city of Dénia.

Marina Alta borders the comarca of Safor to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east, the comarca of Marina Baixa to the south and Comtat to the west.

Marina Alta and Marina Baixa are commonly referred to as les Marines.

Municipalities[edit]

Municipalities of Marina Alta

Coordinates: 38°46′23″N 0°05′01″E / 38.77306°N 0.08361°E / 38.77306; 0.08361 Coastal towns such as Calp, Denia and Xabia rely heavily on tourism, while inland towns are more dependant on agriculture and other general commerce.