La Serra d'en Galceran

La Serra d'en Galceran (Valencian pronunciation: [la ˈsɛra ðeŋ ɡalseˈɾan], Spanish: Sierra Engarcerán) is a small municipality in the province of Castelló, Valencian Community, Spain. It is located inland surrounded by the mountain range known as Serra d'en Galceran. The town gives its name to the range.

La Serra d'en Galceran
Sierra Engarcerán
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Coat of arms of La Serra d'en Galceran
La Serra d'en Galceran is located in Spain
La Serra d'en Galceran
La Serra d'en Galceran
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°16′10″N 0°01′11″W / 40.26944°N 0.01972°W / 40.26944; -0.01972Coordinates: 40°16′10″N 0°01′11″W / 40.26944°N 0.01972°W / 40.26944; -0.01972
Country Spain
Autonomous community Valencian Community
ProvinceCastellón
ComarcaPlana Alta
Judicial districtCastellón de la Plana
Area
 • Total82 km2 (32 sq mi)
Elevation
748 m (2,454 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total1,023
 • Density12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Serratí, serratina
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
12105
Official language(s)Valencian
Location of La Serra d'en Galceran in the Plana Alta comarca.

La Serra d'en Galceran is located about 50 km north of the town of Castelló de la Plana, on the north of the Valencian Community.

HistoryEdit

It is not known what was the name of the range or the village in ancient times. There are ancient Iberian settlements in an area known as El Castellàs, as well as some cave paintings that have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. During the Muslim times there was a castle, as well as some agricultural settlements, in the area.

Historically the first documents are from the years 1213 and 1238 and they tell that James I of Aragon gave the territory, just conquered from the saracens, to nobleman Pere Valimanya. Thus, in 1364 the place appears with the name Serra de Valimanya. Following this, the territory was acquired by a nobleman of the Galceran family; hence the present name.

 
Ermita de Sant Miquel (La Serra d'en Galceran)

Nicolau de Casalduch, known as "l'antic" or "el vinculador" gave the municipal charter to the town on 6 December 1512.[2]

VillagesEdit

  • La Serra d'en Galceran
  • El Brusalet
  • Les Deveses
  • Els Ivarsos
  • La Marina
  •  
    Església parroquial de Sant Bartomeu (La Serra d'en Galceran)
    Els Rosildos
  • Collet
  • Els Bancals
  •  
    Ermita de Sant Miquel Arcàngel (La Serra d'en Galceran)
    Pujols de Dalt

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ "País Valencià, poble a poble, comarca a comarca by Paco González Ramírez". Archived from the original on 13 May 2007. Retrieved 9 May 2011.

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