Church of Sant Bartolomeu.

Coat of arms

Location in Spain

Coordinates: 40°25′N 0°25′E / 40.417°N 0.417°E / 40.417; 0.417
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Castellón
Comarca Baix Maestrat
  Mayor Marcelino Domingo Pruñonosa (PP)
  Total 47.9 km2 (18.5 sq mi)
Elevation 21 m (69 ft)
Population (2009)
  Total 26,655
  Density 560/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Benicarlando
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12580
Official language(s) Valencian, Spanish
Website Official website
Barco pesquero, costa mediterránea de Benicarló-Peñiscola

Benicarló (Valencian pronunciation: [benikaɾˈlo]) is a city and municipality in the north of the province of Castelló, part of the Valencian Community, in the Mediterranean Coast between the cities of Vinaròs and Peníscola, not too far south from the Ebre River.

Tourism, agriculture and some manufacturing are the major industries. Benicarló is part of the Taula del Sénia free association of municipalities.

Benicarló is served by a train station in the Valencia-Barcelona line, and is connected by road through the A7 Highway.

Main sights

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Twin towns

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