Benaguasil

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Benaguasil
Municipality
Coat of arms of Benaguasil
Coat of arms
Benaguasil is located in Spain
Benaguasil
Benaguasil
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°35′36″N 0°35′11″W / 39.59333°N 0.58639°W / 39.59333; -0.58639Coordinates: 39°35′36″N 0°35′11″W / 39.59333°N 0.58639°W / 39.59333; -0.58639
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Valencia
Comarca Camp de Túria
Judicial district Liria
Government
 • Alcalde José Joaquín Segarra Castillo (PP)
Area
 • Total 25.4 km2 (9.8 sq mi)
Elevation 110 m (360 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 10,728
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym Benaguacilero/a
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 46180
Official language(s) Valencian
Website Official website

Benaguasil is a municipality in the Valencian Community, Spain, situated in the Camp de Túria comarca.

Geography[edit]

Benaguasil is situated at the left side of the Túria or Guadalaviar river, 25 km from Valencia. Bordering cities: Llíria, la Pobla de Vallbona, Riba-roja de Túria, Vilamarxant and Pedralba.

The traditional economy is based on agriculture with onions and oranges as important crops. But industries such as textiles and construction materials are becoming increasingly important.

The local Festes are Falles (15–20 March), and Festes de Montiel (8 September).

History[edit]

Benaguasil was built by an important Arabic family, al-Wazir, over the ruins of a Roman villa.