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|Autonomous community||Valencian Community|
|Judicial district||Sant Vicent del Raspeig|
|• Alcalde||Ferran Verdú (2007) (PSOE)|
|• Total||163.76 km2 (63.23 sq mi)|
|Elevation||453 m (1,486 ft)|
|• Density||46/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The town is famous for a type of soft nougat, known in Spanish as Turrón de Jijona and in Valencian as Torró de Xixona. This is mostly due to the extensive almond farming that has existed since the Moorish farmers originally cultivated the almond trees following the Islamic conquest of the Iberian peninsula. Several factories produce turrón, which is all distributed for sale in December.
Turrón de Jijona (Mallorquina).jpg
- Foods from Spain. Jijona/Xixona PGI, a soft confectionery made by cooking sugar and honey, adding and kneading in roasted almonds and egg white.
- Jijona/Xixona Website with a video of the city and the turrón museum, from a local citizen
- Les Fonts de Xixona
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