Torreblanca is a municipality in the province of Castellón, Valencian Community, Spain. The town is located south of the Serra d'Irta mountain range close to the Mediterranean Sea.

Torreblanca
Coat of arms of Torreblanca
Torreblanca is located in Spain
Torreblanca
Torreblanca
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°13′14″N 0°11′43″E / 40.22056°N 0.19528°E / 40.22056; 0.19528Coordinates: 40°13′14″N 0°11′43″E / 40.22056°N 0.19528°E / 40.22056; 0.19528
Country Spain
Autonomous community Valencian Community
ProvinceCastellón
ComarcaPlana Alta
Judicial districtCastellón de la Plana
Area
 • Total29.8 km2 (11.5 sq mi)
Elevation
31 m (102 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total5,461
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Torreblanquí, torreblanquina
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
12596
Official language(s)Valencian and Spanish
Ermita del Santíssim Crist and part of the Calvari

Torreblanca is located 36 km ENE of the town of Castellón de la Plana, on the Costa del Azahar.

HistoryEdit

Torreblanca was conquered from the Saracens by James I of Aragon in the 13th century and repopulated. In 1379 Torreblanca was raided by Barbary corsairs and the town was razed to the ground. Torreblanca was again the scenario of violent battles during the Carlist Wars in the 19th century.[2] There are wetlands by the sea close to the town and there were cases of malaria in the surrounding area until the mid-20th century, when malaria was finally eradicated.[3]

Nowadays Torreblanca's economy is based on seasonal tourism. Platja de Torrenostra and Platja Nord, the two beaches within its municipal term, are relatively unspoilt and quite popular in the summer.

VillagesEdit

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    Torrenostra Beach (Torreblanca)
     
    Torreblanca North Beach
    Torreblanca
  •  
    Torreblanca North Beach
     
    Torreblanca North Beach
     
    Torreblanca North Beach, Playa Norte de Torrenostra (Torreblanca)
     
    Paraje Natural del Prat de Cabanes-Torreblanca
     
    Playa de Torreblanca
    Torrenostra

BusinessEdit

Notable peopleEdit

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    Capillas del Calvario de Torreblanca del siglo XVIII
     
    Longaniza seca torreblanquina, producto típico, Torreblanca
    Joan Barreda

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ País Valencià, poble a poble, comarca a comarca by Paco González Ramírez
  3. ^ *Tercianas y Calenturas en Tierras Meridionales Valencianas: Una Aproximación a la Realidad Médica y Social del Siglo XVIII

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