Alfaz del Pi

Alfaz del Pi (Valencian – L’Alfàs del Pi) is a town and municipality located in the province of Alicante, Spain, lying at the foot of mauntins Sierra Gelada.

Alfaz del Pi  has a total population about 20,000 inhabitants. The town has the second largest concentration of Scandinavian residents abroad.

The economy of Alfaz del Pi  is mainly based on tourism and recreations. 

Alfaz del Pi near 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.

Alfaz 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.[4]

In 2013, the sculpture Paraboloide by Agustín Ibarrola that symbolizes peace and was made in honor of the 2011 Norway Attacks victims was revealed.
(See: Wikipedia)