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Valencia’s port

Post  kosovohp on Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:38 am

Valencia’s port is the biggest on the Mediterranean Western coast,[12] the first of Spain in Container Traffic as 2008[13] and the second of Spain[14] in total traffic, handling 20% of Spain’s exports.[15] The main exports are food and drink (the Valencian region is famous for its oranges), furniture, ceramic tiles, fans, textiles and iron products. Valencia’s manufacturing sector focuses on metallurgy, chemicals, textiles, shipbuilding and brewing. Unemployment is lower than the Spanish average. Small and medium sized industries are an important part of the local economy.

Following the announcement that the 32nd America's Cup would be held in Valencia in 2007, the port underwent radical changes in which the port was divided into two parts, one part remaining unchanged while the other section would be used exclusively for the America's Cup festivities. The two sections are now divided by a wall that goes deep into the water in an attempt to maintain clean water for the America's Cup side.

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