Traiguera

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Traiguera
Municipality
Coat of arms of Traiguera
Coat of arms
Traiguera is located in Spain
Traiguera
Traiguera
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°31′32″N 0°17′26″E / 40.52556°N 0.29056°E / 40.52556; 0.29056Coordinates: 40°31′32″N 0°17′26″E / 40.52556°N 0.29056°E / 40.52556; 0.29056
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Castelló
Comarca Plana Alta
Judicial district Vinaròs
Area
 • Total 59.8 km2 (23.1 sq mi)
Elevation 271 m (889 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 1,695
 • Density 28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Demonym Traiguerí, traiguerina
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12330
Official language(s) Valencian
View of Traiguera from the east.

Traiguera is a town and municipality in the Baix Maestrat comarca, province of Castelló, Valencian Community, Spain. It is part of the Taula del Sénia free association of municipalities.

The town is located in a central position in the comarca, north of the Muntanyes de Cervera. The Serra de Sant Pere mountain range rises on the western side of Traiguera. This town was mentioned as part of Ilercavonia by Ptolemy.

Besides Mediterranean agriculture, mainly almonds, olives and oranges, the town has a traditional ceramic industry, much affected now by the current crisis.[1] The name of the place 'Traiguera' comes from Aegilops geniculata, a coarse cereal that was cultivated until the Middle Ages.[2]

One of the main tourist attractions is the Santuari de la Font de la Salut, located among mountains 2 km south of the town.

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