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Castellón province
Towns with a population bigger than 7,000 in the province of Castellón (according to 2005 census)

Castellón (Spanish) or Castelló (Valencian/Catalan) is a province in the northern part of the Valencian Community, Spain. It is bordered by the provinces of Valencia, Teruel, Tarragona, and the Mediterranean Sea.

Its capital is Castellón de la Plana (ca: Castelló de la Plana). The province has a population of 501,237 (2002), of whom 30% reside in the capital, 60% in its metropolitan area and 85% in the coastal line.

It is a bilingual territory, with almost all inhabitants speaking Spanish, and many also speaking the regionally-wide co-official Valencian.

Other major cities of the province include Vila-real (Spanish: Villarreal), Burriana, la Vall d'Uixó and Vinaròs. There are 135 municipalities in Castellón; see List of municipalities in Castellón.

The province is historically subdivided in comarcas/comarques (shires):

Coordinates: 40°10′N 0°10′W / 40.167°N 0.167°W / 40.167; -0.167

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