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Location in Spain

Coordinates: 40°31′16″N 0°9′21″E / 40.52111°N 0.15583°E / 40.52111; 0.15583Coordinates: 40°31′16″N 0°9′21″E / 40.52111°N 0.15583°E / 40.52111; 0.15583
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Castellón
Comarca Baix Maestrat
Judicial district Vinaròs
  Alcalde Fernando Beltrán Jovaní (2007) (PP)
  Total 82.5 km2 (31.9 sq mi)
Elevation 470 m (1,540 ft)
Population (2009)
  Total 906
  Density 11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Chertolí, Chertolina
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12360
Official language(s) Valencian
Website Official website
Campanar de la Església de Xert

Xert (Valencian pronunciation: [ˈtʃɛɾt], Spanish: Chert) is a municipality in the comarca of Baix Maestrat in the Valencian Community, Spain.

The mountains known as Moles de Xert rise above the town and are included in its administrative area.


Moles de Xert

On the hill known as Mola Murada there are remains of an ancient Iberian village of the Bronze Age. During the time of the Umayyad conquest of Hispania Xert was a Saracene town depending from Cervera. After 1233 it was taken over by the Knights Hospitaller, then in 1319 the Order of Montesa took over until the 19th century saw the end of manorialism. In 1836 there were pitched battles between Carlists and Liberals in the mountain areas near Xert.

In the past Xert had its own lligallo in order to organize cattle herding in its area. The village of La Barcella was abandoned in 1609 and Fontanals during the time of the Spanish Maquis in mid 20th century.


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