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|Autonomous Community :||Valencia|
|Comarca :||La Safor|
|Area :||60.83 km²|
|Residents :||74,562 (Jan 1, 2019)|
|Population density :||1,225.74 inhabitants / km²|
|Postal code :||46700, 46701, 46702, 46730|
|Municipality number ( INE ):||46131|
|Mayor :||Diana Morant|
|Location of the municipality|
Gandia ( Spanish Gandía ) is a city in the Valencian Community in eastern Spain with 74,562 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2019). Gandia is located on the Mediterranean Sea , more precisely on the Costa del Azahar , 65 km south of Valencia and 96 km north of Alicante .
Gandia was the junction of two railway lines: from Carcaixent to Dénia and from Alcoi to the port of Gandia. Only part of the former branch to Carcaixent is still in operation today, where S-Bahn -like Cercanías trains run to Valencia today .
Today Gandia is one of the larger coastal cities in the region, it is a lively center of trade and tourism. The city consists of two parts, Gandia Vila around the old city center with the historical monuments, the train station and the main shopping streets and Gandia Platja, where you can find mainly the holiday apartments and summer houses, which are mostly only inhabited during the summer. The beach and town center are about 2 km apart, which separates tourism and everyday life for the residents.
Gandia was an important cultural and commercial center during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. From 1548 to 1772 it had a university which was closed in connection with the dissolution of the Order of Jesuits . Some important poets (including Ausiàs March ) and writers (including Joanot Martorell ) come from Gandia , but the city is best known for the Borgia , the dukes of Gandía , whose palace, the birthplace of Francisco de Borja , one of the most important architectural monuments of the City represents.
- Official website of Gandia (German)
- Cifras oficiales de población resultantes de la revisión del Padrón municipal a 1 de enero . Population statistics from the Instituto Nacional de Estadística (population update).