Castellón de la Plana, Spain - Intercultural City
Castellón de la Plana is the capital city of the province of Castellón, in the Autonomous Community of Valencia in Spain. The local economy is based on industry, tourism and craft-work and the Jaume I University is established in the city since 1991.
In 2014, Castellón had 174,364 inhabitants in the city, being the fourth most populous city in the Valencia region. The metropolitan area of Castellón, which includes the municipalities of Villarreal, Burriana, Almazora, Benicasim, Borriol, Bechí and Alquerías del Niño Perdido, had around 300,000 inhabitants.
According to the 2014 figures, non-nationals make up 17.6% of Castellón’s total population, from which 39.67% of them are non-EU nationals. The largest minority group – people from Romania– represents 11.21% over total population. Other important nationalities in the city are people from Morocco which represents 1.29% of total population.