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Mount Benacanti: A Symbol of Alicante

Castillo de Santa Bárbara
Credit: Creative Commons/Diego Delso


Mount Benacanti that dominates the urban part of Alicante, a beautiful Spanish city, is a prominent feature of city's skyline. History says that 'Mount Benacantil', a toponym is formed by combining Latin and Arabic words. "Benna” in Latin means “rock” and an Arabic adjective “laganti” or “laqant” which denotes Arabic name of the city!

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