Where is Elche Located?
The city of Elx (Valencian) / Elche (Castilian), both designations are official, lies southwest of Alacant (Alicante) and merges almost with this city into a contiguous metropolitan region.
The city is known for its Shoe factories. More than 40% of Spanish exports are produced here. But agricultural production has also survived in the Campo de Elche despite the strong industrialization. Dates and palm trees from elk are known throughout Spain, the latter are used at almost every procession during the Easter period (Semana Santa).
What Country is Elche in?
Elx is one of the oldest towns in the hinterland of the Costa Blanca and it was Phoenicians who brought the palm trees from their homeland. Later, the moors integrated palm trees as shade-giving trees into their artificially irrigated gardens. The Palmeral de Elche is the largest palm forest in Europe.
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