Benicarló

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Benicarló
Church of Sant Bartolomeu.
Church of Sant Bartolomeu.
Coat of arms of
Coat of arms
Benicarló is located in Spain
Benicarló
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°25′N 0°25′E / 40.417°N 0.417°E / 40.417; 0.417
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Castellón
Comarca Baix Maestrat
Government
 • Mayor Marcelino Domingo Pruñonosa (PP)
Area
 • Total 47.9 km2 (18.5 sq mi)
Elevation 21 m (69 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 26,655
 • Density 560/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Demonym Benicarlando
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12580
Official language(s) Valencian, Spanish
Website Official website

Benicarló (Valencian pronunciation: [benikaɾˈlo]) is a city and municipality in the north of the province of Castelló, part of the Valencian Community, in the Mediterranean Coast between the cities of Vinaròs and Peníscola, not too far south from the Ebre River.

Tourism, agriculture and some manufacturing are the major industries. Benicarló is part of the Taula del Sénia free association of municipalities.

Benicarló is served by a train station in the Valencia-Barcelona line, and is connected by road through the A7 Highway.

Main sights[edit]

  • Chapel of Cristo del Mar
  • Parish church of Sant Bartolomeu (18th century). It has a Baroque façade, an octagonal bell tower and a dome over the transept. The interior, on a single nave, houses a retablo attributed to Vicente Juan Masip.
  • Convent of St. Francis (1578)
  • Hermitage of St. Gregory, located c. 2 km outside the city.

Twin towns[edit]