|• Total||1,221.32 km2 (471.55 sq mi)|
|• Density||67/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Baix Maestrat (Valencian pronunciation: [ˈbajʒ maesˈtɾat] , Spanish : Bajo Maestrazgo) is a coastal comarca located in the north of the province of Castellón, Valencian Community, Spain. The capital of the comarca is Vinaròs.
The comarca is composed of 18 municipalities, listed below with their surface areas, their populations at the 2011 Census and according to the latest official estimates (for i January 2019) and their population density in 2019:
|Alcalà de Xivert||167.56||7,826||6,680||39.87|
|Sant Jordi/San Jorge||36.49||1,007||972||26.64|
|Santa Magdalena de Polpís||66.49||844||768||11.55|
|Canet lo Roig||68.67||828||674||9.82|
|Cervera del Maestrat||93.24||686||575||6.17|
|San Rafael del Río||21.15||526||469||22.17|
|La Pobla de Benifassà||136.00||288||202||1.49|
|Castell de Cabres||30.72||20||17||0.55|
Data from National Institute of Statistics 2019
The comarca borders to the north-west with the province of Teruel (Aragon), to the north-east with the province of Tarragona (Catalonia), to the east with the Mediterranean Sea, to the south with the comarca of Plana Alta (Castellón, Valencia) and to the west with the comarcas of Alt Maestrat (Castellón, Valencia) and Els Ports (Castellón, Valencia).
Within the comarca lies Serra d'Irta, an 18.8 km long mountain range and the largest undeveloped coastal area within the Valencian Community. The range includes the Natural Park of Serra d'Irta, which was declared a protected area by the Valencian Regional Government on July 16, 2002.
The area's traditional economic activities include agriculture (citrus fruits, olive trees, artichokes) and fishing. Artichokes from Benicarló are covered by a geographic designation of origin.
The current comarca of Baix Maestrat also includes the historical subcomarcas of Tinença de Benifassà and Plana de Vinaròs. The localities of Albocàsser and Tírig (today located in Alt Maestrat), and Les Coves de Vinromà, Sarratella, La Torre d'en Doménec, and Vilanova d'Alcolea (in Plana Alta), were also formerly part of the historic comarca.
Castellón or Castelló is a province in the northern part of the Valencian Community. It is bordered by the provinces of València to the south, Teruel to the west, Tarragona to the north, and by the Mediterranean Sea to the east. The western side of the province is in the mountainous Sistema Ibérico area.
The Baix Vinalopó is a comarca in the province of Alicante. It is bordered by the comarques of Vinalopó Mitjà and Alacantí on the north and Vega Baja del Segura on the south. Its capital is the city of Elx/Elche, with a population of 232,517 in 2019. The other major towns in the comarca are Crevillent and Santa Pola.
Marina Baixa is a comarca in the Valencian Community, Spain. It is bordered by the comarques of Comtat on the northwest, Marina Alta on the northeast, Alacantí and Alcoià on the west and the Mediterranean Sea on the east.
Alcalà de Xivert is a town and municipality in the Baix Maestrat comarca, province of Castelló, Valencian Community, Spain.
Alt Maestrat is a comarca in the province of Castellón, Valencian Community, Spain.
Alto Mijares is a comarca in the province of Castellón, Valencian Community, Spain. It is part of the Spanish-speaking area in the Valencian Community.
Alto Palancia is a comarca in the province of Castellón, Valencian Community (Spain). It is part of the Spanish-speaking area in the Valencian Community.
Plana Alta is a comarca in the province of Castelló in the Valencian Country (Spain). The largest town in the comarca is Castelló de la Plana, which is also the capital and largest town in the province.
Plana Baixa is a comarca in the province of Castellón, Valencian Community, Spain.
Ports is a comarca in the province of Castellón, Valencian Community, Spain. It mostly overlaps the historical comarca known as Ports de Morella, except for the municipal areas surrounding Catí and Vilafranca that were excluded from the present-day Ports comarca.
Catí is a municipality in the comarca of Alt Maestrat, Castellón, Valencia, Spain.
The Maestrazgo or Maestrat is a natural and historical mountainous region, located at the eastern end of the Sistema Ibérico mountain range, in Spain. It encompasses the north of the Autonomous Community of Valencia, in Castellón province, and parts of the east of the Aragonese province of Teruel. The area is mountainous and sparsely populated with a rich mixture of flora and fauna.
Tinença de Benifassà is a historical comarca of the Valencian Community, Spain. It is nowadays part of the Baix Maestrat, one of the present-day Comarques of the Valencian Community, even though commercial and human relationships have been stronger with Els Ports in the west, the Terres de l'Ebre in the northeast and the Matarranya in the northwest in historical times.
La Pobla de Benifassà is a municipality in the comarca of Baix Maestrat in the Valencian Community, Spain.
Rossell is a municipality in the comarca of Baix Maestrat in the Valencian Community, Spain.
The Cenia River is a river in the provinces of Castellón and Tarragona, Spain It begins its course at 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) in the Barranc del Salt, Ports de Beseit limestone massif near La Pobla de Benifassà.
Serra d'Irta is an 18.8 km long mountain range in the Baix Maestrat comarca, Valencian Community, Spain. Its highest point is Pic Campanilles.
Talaies d'Alcalà, also known as Serra de les Talaies or simply Les Talaies, is a 21.5 km long mountain range in the Baix Maestrat comarca, Valencian Community, Spain. Its highest point is Talaia Grossa.
Santa Magdalena de Polpís is a town and municipality in the Baix Maestrat comarca, province of Castelló, Valencian Community, Spain.
Serra del Turmell, also known as Serra del Mont Turmell, is an over 12 km (7 mi) long mountain range in the Baix Maestrat comarca, Valencian Community, Spain.
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