:</small> ) is a town located in the comarca
, in the province of Alicante
. As of 2009, Ibi has a total population of c. 24,000 inhabitants. The town, which is located 37 km from the city of Alicante
, is surrounded by mountains and gorges
of Ibi is chiefly based on the toy
industry, the most important of this kind in Spain. As a result, many other related industries have also emerged in the last years: plastic
and so on. There are some factories of construction
materials, ice creams
and tiger nut milk
, too. Some of the most important monuments in Ibi are the Catholic Church of the Transfiguration
and the monument to the Three Wise Men
, possibly the only one in the world.
Ibi was also the location for the issue of both the 25 céntimos and 1 peseta
by the Republicans during 1937. Worldwide, it is famous for the centuries of annual festival of Els Enfarinats
; in particular, the fight with flour and eggs.
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