Orba is a village situated in the most inland area of the Marina Alta, a village proud of its Moorish past. Its history can be observed in the locality’s name, Orba, which originates from the Arabic Ur-Obia meaning ‘the place where water springs from the mountain’. The Moorish origins of the village can be seen in the pottery and agricultural/Moorish structure of the locality. Orba provides an important transport hub for the Marina Alta as it links Pego with the Marina Baixa and the Retoría Valleys with the Vall de Laguart. Its economy is essentially agricultural with a trend toward the monoculture of citrus fruits, though almonds, carob and olives are also grown. Ceramics are produced and there is also a bag making industry.