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COCENTAINA (pop: 1900, 7093)

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 529 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COCENTAINA (pop: 1900, 7093) is a picturesque and ancient town, 4 M. N.E. by rail. It is surrounded by Roman walls, which were partly rebuilt by the Moors, and it contains an interesting fortified palace, owned by the dukes of Medinaceli. For an account of the festival of St George of Alcoy, see Apuntes historicos acerea de las fiestas que celebra cada ano la ciudad de Alcoy a su patron San Jorge, by J. A. Llobet y Vallosera (Alcoy, 1853).
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