Definitions for calpeˈkæl pi
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Category: Geography (places)
Ref: ancient name of the Rock of Gibraltar. 2 a
Gibraltar, Rock of Gibraltar, Calpe(noun)
location of a colony of the United Kingdom on a limestone promontory at the southern tip of Spain; strategically important because it can control the entrance of ships into the Mediterranean; one of the Pillars of Hercules
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Gibraltar, one of the Pillars of Hercules (q. v.).
Calpe, or Calp, is a coastal town located in the comarca of Marina Alta, in the province of Alicante, Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea. It has an area of 23.5 km² and a population density of 855.45 persons/km². The town is located 67 km from the city of Alicante, lying at the foot of the Natural Park of Penyal d'Ifac. The economy of Calpe is mainly based on tourism and fishing. Many Iberian, Roman and Arab archeological sites exist in the town, due to its strategic coastal location.
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