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Originally appearing in Volume V27, Page 61 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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TORREVIEJA, a seaport of south-eastern Spain, in the province of Alicante, 3 m. S.W. of Cape Cervera, and at the terminus of a railway to Albatera on the Alicante-Murcia line. Pop. (1900), 9706. The district is famous for its salt beds, which are owned and worked by the state, the Laguna Grande alone yielding more than 1oo,000 tons a year. The other industries are chiefly fishing, shipbuilding and the manufacture of ropes and sails. The roadstead affords safe anchorage. There is an active trade in fruit and agricultural products.
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JOHN TORREY (1796—1873)

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