Alicante is a Spanish province. It is located in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula, the Spanish Levante, and is the southernmost and least extensive province of the Valencian Community (25.01% of its territory). However, it is the fifth most populous province in the country, with 1,879,888 inhabitants in 2020, the fifth in population density and the most densely populated in the Valencian Community. Its capital is the city of Alicante and it has 26 municipalities with more than 20,000 inhabitants, being one of the provinces with the highest degree of urbanization.
The province of Alicante limits to the west with the Region of Murcia and the province of Albacete, to the north with the province of Valencia, to the south with Murcia and to the east with the Mediterranean Sea.