Benaguasil

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Benaguasil
Skyline of Benaguasil
Coat of arms of Benaguasil
Coat of arms
Benaguasil is located in Spain
Benaguasil
Benaguasil
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°35′36″N 0°35′11″W / 39.59333°N 0.58639°W / 39.59333; -0.58639Coordinates: 39°35′36″N 0°35′11″W / 39.59333°N 0.58639°W / 39.59333; -0.58639
Country Spain
Autonomous community Valencian Community
ProvinceValencia
ComarcaCamp de Túria
Judicial districtLiria
Government
 • AlcaldeJosé Joaquín Segarra Castillo (PP)
Area
 • Total25.4 km2 (9.8 sq mi)
Elevation
110 m (360 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total10,878
 • Density430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Benaguacilero/a
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
46180
Official language(s)Valencian
WebsiteOfficial website

Benaguasil is a municipality in the Valencian Community, Spain, situated in the Camp de Túria comarca.[2]

Geography[edit]

Benaguasil is situated at the left side of the Túria or Guadalaviar river, 25 km from Valencia. Bordering cities: Llíria, la Pobla de Vallbona, Riba-roja de Túria, Vilamarxant and Pedralba.

The traditional economy is based on agriculture with onions and oranges as important crops, but industries such as textiles and construction materials are becoming increasingly important.

The local Festes are Falles (15–20 March), and Festes de Montiel (8 September).

History[edit]

Benaguasil was built by an important Arabic family, al-Wazir, over the ruins of a Roman villa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Benaguasil" (pdf). General Statistical Office of Valenciana. Spain Government. 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2017.