Palmeral of Elche

Local namePalmeral de Elche
LocationAlacant / Alicante, Spain

The Palmeral or Palm Grove of Elche is the generic name used to designate a system of date palm orchards in the city of Elche.

Currently, in the urban area of Elche there are a total of 97 different orchards containing about 70,000 date palms, mostly in the east bank of the Vinalopó. This number does not include other large plantations located around the city proper. All together, the number may be close to 200,000 palms.

The Palm Grove covers over 3.5 km2, including 1.5 km2 within the city of Elche.

Tags Public ParkHeritageEditor's ChoiceUNESCO
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The Palmeral of Elche,… @ José Carlos Díez

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmeral_of_Elche

UNESCO Website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/930

Coordinates 38°15'49.634" N -0°41'35.564" E

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