Alcoy

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alcoy

town, Alicante provincia (province), in the comunidad autonoma (autonomous community) of Valencia, southeastern Spain. It lies in rugged foothills at the confluence of the two headstreams of the Serpis River, north of Alicante city. The site was settled before Roman times, but the present Alcoy was founded by the Moors, who named it Alcoyll after a city in Tunisia.

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