Welcome to L’Alfàs del Pi, a charming town located in the province of Alicante, Spain. This beautiful town is situated at the foot of Serra Gelada and has an area of 19.3 km². According to the 2011 census, L’Alfàs del Pi has a total population of 19,802 inhabitants, but the latest official estimate (as at 2019) is 20,482. The town has the second largest concentration of Norwegian residents abroad, along with sizable Dutch and English communities. L’Alfàs del Pi is a popular tourist destination and its economy is mainly based on tourism. The town is home to a nationally renowned film festival which runs each year. The most important monument in the city is the Catholic church of Crist del Bon Encert, built in 1784. The towns symbol is a pine tree, which can be found in the church square. L’Alfàs del Pi has created a planned sea-side community – Platja de l’Albir – situated between Benidorm to the south and Altea to the north in fields earlier dominated by citrus and almond groves. Since 1995, Albir has grown into a village of about 5,000 inhabitants, into a municipality with over 20,000 inhabitants; the majority of whom are originally from Northern Europe. L’Alfàs del Pi has a high amount of foreign-born residents, having a higher percentage of foreign residents than Spanish residents. The largest foreign population are Norwegians, who have two public Norwegian schools, paid by the Norwegian government, two elder care centres for Norwegians and the only volunteering centre opened by the Norwegian government outside of Norway. In 2013, the sculpture Paraboloide by Agustín Ibarrola that symbolizes peace and was made in honor of the 2011 Norway Attacks victims was revealed. The sculpture is placed in a park that will be named after Johan Galtung. Come and visit L’Alfàs del Pi to experience its unique blend of Spanish and Northern European culture, beautiful beaches, and warm hospitality.

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