Jérica

 
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Jérica
Located in the Alto Palancia, 521 metres above sea level, this municipal district spans an area of 78,58km2. There are various ways of getting there. On the one hand, there is the N-234 national highway, linking Sagunto with Burgos. On the other hand, the C-5 Railway Line, which runs from Valencia to Zaragoza. Bear in mind that travellers coming from Castellón have to change at Sagunto.

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The Township:
Jérica
Inland township
County: Alto Palancia
1,642 inhabitants
Distance to Castellón: 67 Km.
Distance to Valencia: 65 Km.

Town Hall:
Mayor:
Sr.D. Ángel Gil Ordaz
C/ Historiador Vayo, 19
12450 Jérica
Tel.: +34 964 129 177
Fax: +34 964 129 045

Tourist office:
C/ Río, 2
12450 Jérica
Tel.: +34 964 128 004
Fax: +34 964 12 90 45

Location:
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Jérica is recaptured in 1236 by James I who in 1255 created the lordship of Jérica for his son James. The extinction of the lordship in 1369 is remedied with the creation of the County of Jérica in 1372, led by the Infante Don Martín, son of Peter the Ceremonious. The second belt of the town walls dates from this period. In 1479, the town is placed under the definitive rule of the Crown. At this point, the third belt of the wall has been built. In the year 1570, the Augustinians founded the Socós convent. From this point onwards, the town enters into a period of decline that would culminate in the secularization of the monasteries and French domination... Nowadays, Jérica has begun the important task of restoring and preserving its heritage.

Economy
Jérica's predominant economic activity is agriculture, especially the farming of oil and fruit, along with a significant livestock industry. A budding industrial sector and a broad service sector round off the municipality's economic output.

What to see
Homenaje Tower, Castle's remains, San Roque Hermitage, Mudéjar de las Campanas Tower, Portillo de San Roque, Portal de la Sala, Portal de San Juan , Torreón en la Plaza San Juan, Portal de San Joaquín y Santa Ana, Wall remains, Church of the Socós Convent, Santa Águeda Fountain, Rocha del Hospital arch, Church of the Cristo de la Sangre, Capuchinos Convent, the remains of the third belt of the Wall, Santa Agueda Church, Virgen del Loreto Hermitage, Virgen de los Desamparados Hermitage, bridge of Muñatones Bishop, Covered Cross, La Garabaya Tower, Santa Bárbara Hermitage.

Landscape
The terrain is mountainous and is made up of Mesozoic rocks (essentially carbonate in nature) formed during the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. The climate, orography and geological diversity, coupled with the influence of the Mediterranean, foster the growth of specific types of vegetation, akin to the vegetation that grows in similar parts of the region.