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Levant

The name derives from the Spanish "levantar" (German "rise") and refers to the sunrise in the east. It means "Orient" and means in a broader sense all countries around the Mediterranean (Levantine Sea) or their coastal areas and in the narrower sense the coast of Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt, In Spain This is the name for the large landscape on the east coast, which is below the region Catalonia in the north to Cartagena in the south. The regions close to the west La Mancha and Andalusia on.

The Levant includes the regions of Murcia and Valencia with four provinces. The port was already in the antiquity an important transshipment point for wine and still is today. To the east of Valencia is the archipelago of the Balearic Islands with the main island of Mallorca. With increasing distance from the coast, the climate is from very hot summers to 45 ° C with low rainfall and droughts embossed. Are classified as DO areas Alicante. Requena and Valencia (Region of Valencia) as well Bullas. Jumilla and Yecla (Region of Murcia).

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