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COSTA DEL AZAHAR

The province of Castellón sits on Spain’s east coast within the Community of Valencia situation on the Mediterranean Sea known as the Costa del Azahar. The provincial capital of Castelló de la Plana (also called Castellón) and Villarreal are its industrial hubs known for tile production. Historic beach towns of Benicarló, Benicàssim, and Peñíscola are popular tourist destinations.

Basics

Administrative: Province in the Valencian Community
Provincial Capital: Castelló de la Plana (also called Castellón)
Languages: Spanish and Valencian Catalan (Valenciano)
Currency: Euro €
Airport: Valencia (Manises) Airport VLC for international travel; Castellón-Costa Azahar Airport CDT for local travel
Train Stations: Regional trains from Valencia serve Estació Vila-real, Castelló de la Plana, Benicàssim, and Benicarló-Peníscola

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