Catí

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Catí
Municipality
Coat of arms of Catí
Coat of arms
Catí is located in Spain
Catí
Catí
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°28′17″N 0°1′20″W / 40.47139°N 0.02222°W / 40.47139; -0.02222Coordinates: 40°28′17″N 0°1′20″W / 40.47139°N 0.02222°W / 40.47139; -0.02222
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Castellón
Comarca Alt Maestrat
Judicial district Castelló de la Plana
Government
 • Alcalde Manuel Puig Puig
Area
 • Total 102.3 km2 (39.5 sq mi)
Elevation 661 m (2,169 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 861
 • Density 8.4/km2 (22/sq mi)
Demonym Catinenc, catinenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12513
Official language(s) Valencian
Website Official website

Catí is a municipality in the comarca of Alt Maestrat, Castellón, Valencia, Spain.

The municipality of Catí limits with the following municipal terms: Ares del Maestre, Morella, Chert, Tírig, Salsadella, Sant Mateu and Albocàsser all of them located in the province of Castellón.

Geography[edit]

Catí is situated at 661 metres (2,169 ft) above sea level, in the widst of a broad valley which is called "Catí Corridor" in the Alt Maestrat region. Geographically this area marks the boundary between the Ports region to which Catí belonged historically, and the Baix Maestrat, the centre of the mountainous area that connects El Ports of Morella with the Maestrat mountains, like Serra de Vallivana, Serra d'En Celler, Tossal de la Nevera and Tossal de la Barbuda.

Villages[edit]

The municipality of Catí includes the following villages and hamlets:

History[edit]

On January 25, 1239, Catí was given to populate by Blasco of Alagón to Ramon de Bocona and to forty residents more, this fact was confirmed by king James I of Aragon. The surnames of those neighbors are supposed to come from the land of Lleida. Fidelity was Ramon de Bocona's main virtue which is recognized in his shield weapon whose main figure is walking a dog, a symbol of active loyalty.

Catí has participated in many of the historic events surrounding nearby Morella. Knights from Catí took part in the conquest of Mazalquivir, Oran and Bougie, in the ship belonging to the Bayle of Morella, despite the fact that the town of Catí, along with other neighboring villages, began in 1292 a lawsuit against Morella. The matter was not settled until 1691.

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