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

Villamalur
municipality
Letr Villamalur.jpg
Villamalur is located in Spain
Villamalur
Villamalur
Coordinates: 39°57′52″N 0°23′43″W / 39.96444°N 0.39528°W / 39.96444; -0.39528
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityValencian Community
ProvinceCastellón
ComarcaAlto Mijares
Government
 • MayorLorenzo Gimeno Alegre
Area
 • Total19.50 km2 (7.53 sq mi)
Elevation
644 m (2,113 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total63
 • Density3.2/km2 (8.4/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Sights include the castle, with an irregularly polygonal plan (10th–13th century)

HistoryEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.