Benlloch

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Benlloch
Bell-lloc
Coat of arms of Benlloch
Coat of arms
Location of Benlloch within Plana Alta
Location of Benlloch within Plana Alta
Coordinates: 40°13′N 00°20′W / 40.217°N 0.333°W / 40.217; -0.333Coordinates: 40°13′N 00°20′W / 40.217°N 0.333°W / 40.217; -0.333
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Castelló
Comarca Plana Alta
Judicial district Castelló de la Plana
Area
 • Total 43.5 km2 (16.8 sq mi)
Elevation 315 m (1,033 ft)
Population
 • Total 1,019
 • Density 23/km2 (61/sq mi)
Demonym Belloquí, belloquina
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12181
Official language(s) Valencian

Benlloch (Valencian: Bell-lloc) is a municipality in the province of Castellón, Valencian Community, Spain located in the comarque of Plana Alta.

Geography[edit]

Benlloch is located in the center of the Pla de l'Arc, itself in the center of Castellón. The town is an example of modern architecture and rural urbanism. The town is divided into a modern and historical section. It is divided into quadrants, some containing basic services with others containing plazas, houses and a fortified church. Benlloch shares a border with Alcalà de Xivert, Cabanes, Sierra Engarcerán, Torreblanca, Vall d'Alba, and Villanueva de Alcolea.

History[edit]

The Via Augusta passes through the city and remains of ancient Roman times are scattered throughout the surrounding region.

Administration[edit]

List of mayors from the democratic elections of 1979
Period Name Political party
1979-1983
1983-1987
1987-1991
1991-1995
1995-1999
1999-2003
2003-2007 Juan José Edo Gil PSPV-PSOE
2007-2011

Demographics[edit]

Demographic evolution
1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2005
1,003 940 912 876 863 842 910 860 1,019

Economy[edit]

The economy of Benlloch is focused around agricultural production and cattle. Due to mostly dry land in Benlloch, production of fruits and vegetables is made possible due to irrigation techniques. Pig production and poultry are also important industries. The craft industry is centered around turrónes, carpentry, construction and locksmithing.

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