Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Castellondela Plana

Castellon de la Plana, one of the five provinces into which the realm of Valencia, Spain, is now divided. Mountainous to the N.W., it contains fertile valleys to the S. and E., and derives its name from a great plain artificially irrigated by the waters of the Migares. The capital bearing the same name stands five miles from the coast, and 40 miles N.E. of Valencia, and is an ancient walled town with several convents and churches, in which may be seen masterpieces of the local painter, Ribalta. The town-hall has a tower 260 feet in height. There is a brisk trade in sail-cloth, linen, paper, earthenware, and fire-arms.