Coordinates: ES 39°57′52″N 0°23′43″W / 39.96444°N 0.39528°W / 39.96444; -0.39528
Country Spain
Autonomous community Valencian Community
Province Castellón
Comarca Alto Mijares
  Mayor Lorenzo Gimeno Alegre
  Total 19.50 km2 (7.53 sq mi)
Elevation 644 m (2,113 ft)
Population (2010)
  Total 102
  Density 5.2/km2 (14/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Villamalur is a municipality in the comarca of Alto Mijares, province of Castellón, Valencian Community, southern Spain.

Sights include the castle, with an irregularly polygonal plan (10th13th century)


The origins of the town are unknown, although it has been supposed that it grew around the Moorish castle located nearby. In 1236 it was part of the possessions of Zayd Abu Zayd, the last Almohad governor of Valencia. Later it was a center of the Moriscos, but after their suppression it was repopulated by people from Castile during the first half of the 17th century.

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