Benifato

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Benifato
Coat of arms of Benifato
Coat of arms
Benifato is located in Spain
Benifato
Benifato
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 38°40′24″N 0°13′46″W / 38.67333°N 0.22944°W / 38.67333; -0.22944Coordinates: 38°40′24″N 0°13′46″W / 38.67333°N 0.22944°W / 38.67333; -0.22944
Country Spain
Autonomous community Valencian Community
ProvinceAlicante
ComarcaMarina Baixa
Judicial districtVillajoyosa
Government
 • AlcaldeEnrique Ponsoda Fracés (2003) (PP)
Area
 • Total11.90 km2 (4.59 sq mi)
Elevation
658 m (2,159 ft)
Population
(2008)
 • Total194
 • Density16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Benifater, benifatera
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
03517
Official language(s)Valencian

Benifato (Valencian pronunciation: [beniˈfato]) is a Valencian town and municipality located in the comarca of Marina Baixa, in the province of Alicante, Spain. Benifato has an area of 11.9 km² and, according to the 2002 census, a total population of 164 inhabitants. The economy of Benifato is exclusively based on agriculture (olives, almonds and medlars). The most important monument in the town is the Catholic church of Sant Miquel (Saint Michael).