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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
 • Total 43.5 km2 (16.8 sq mi)
Elevation 315 m (1,033 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 1,119
 • Density 26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Belloquí, belloquina
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12181
Official language(s) Valencian
Ayuntamiento de Benlloch
Pastissets de carabassa i mel (Benlloch)

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


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.


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


List of mayors from the democratic elections of 1979
Period Name Political party
2003-2007 Juan José Edo Gil PSPV-PSOE
Ermita de Loreto (Benlloch)
Panorámica de Benlloch (Castellón)
Iglesia Parroquial de la Asunción (Benlloch)
Iglesia Parroquial de la Asunción de Nuestra Señora (Benlloch)
Mercado urbano de los domingos (Benlloch, Castellón)
Murallas de Benlloch


Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 1,003 —    
1992 940 −3.19%
1994 912 −1.50%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1996 876 −1.99%
1998 863 −0.74%
2000 842 −1.22%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2002 910 +3.96%
2004 860 −2.79%
2005 1,019 +18.49%


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 on turrónes, carpentry, construction and locksmithing.

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