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Location in Spain

Coordinates: 39°9′50″N 0°15′6″W / 39.16389°N 0.25167°W / 39.16389; -0.25167Coordinates: 39°9′50″N 0°15′6″W / 39.16389°N 0.25167°W / 39.16389; -0.25167
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Valencia
Comarca Ribera Baixa
Judicial district Sueca
  Alcalde Jordi Mayor
  Total 53.8 km2 (20.8 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2008)
  Total 24,821
  Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Cullerenc, cullerenca
Cullerà, cullerana
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 46400
Official language(s) Spanish, Valencian
Website Official website
Torres de San Antonio Resort beach, Cullera

Cullera (Valencian pronunciation: [kuˈʎeɾa]) is a municipality in Valencia in the Valencian Community, Spain, situated in the Ribera Baixa comarca.


Cullera is situated at the mouth of the Júcar river, 40 km from the capital of Valencia.

Neighbourhoods and hamlets

The main neighbourhoods of Cullera are:

Bordering cities

Sueca, Corbera, Llaurí, Favara, Alzira and Tavernes de Valldigna all neighbour Cullera. They are all in the province of Valencia.


The mountain of Cullera, known as Munt de l'Or or Muntanya de l'Or, is the last mountain in the Iberian System before the Mediterranean Sea. It has an altitude of 233 meters. The historical parts of the city are to the south, and the modern tourist district is to the east, looking to the sea.

The San Lorenzo lagoon is a small lake situated north of the mountain. It once formed part of a much bigger lake before the lands were drained for agricultural use. The lake now marks the southern limit of the Parque Natural de la Albufera.


Demographic Change[1]
1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010
20.927 20.336 20.663 20.595 20.397 20.663 20.622 22.544 23.619 23.777 23.813


The economy in Cullera is traditionally based in agriculture, with rice and oranges as important crops. Fishing, historically a large part of the economy, has diminished in importance due to important tourism developments, both nationally and internationally, in the region.

Historical and artistic landmarks

Santa Ana tower
Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Castle


The typical food of the region is the so-called Mediterranean diet, which is characterized by a rich selection of vegetables. In Cullera's orchards, there are many citrus crops (oranges, mandarins and lemons), as well as fish and seafood of the nearby ocean. Alongside the offerings of the orchards, not to mention the seafood, there are dozens of ways to prepare rice: arroz al horno, arroz a banda, etc.

Twin towns

See also


  1. "Ficha municipal Cullera" [Municipal sketch Cullera] (PDF) (in Spanish). Institut valencià d'estadística. 2011. p. 1. Retrieved 2012-05-13.
  2. "El Castillo" (in Spanish). Cullera Turismo. Retrieved 2012-05-13.
  3. "Parish Church of Los Santos Juanes". Cullera Turismo. Retrieved 2012-05-13.
  4. "Marenyet Tower". Cullera Turismo. Retrieved 2012-05-13.
  5. "Museum". Cueva del Dragut. Retrieved 2012-04-17.
  6. "Museo Temático de la Piratería Cueva-Museo del Pirata Dragut". Cullera Turismo. Retrieved 2012-04-17.
  7. "Refugio-Museo del Mercado Municipal" (in Spanish). Cullera Turismo. Retrieved 2012-04-17.
  8. "Museo Temático-Museo del Arroz" (in Spanish). Cullera Turismo. Archived from the original on 2014-03-20. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
  9. "'Abric Lambert' Cave Paintings". Cullera Turismo. Retrieved 2013-12-14.
  10. "Twin cities monument". Retrieved 2012-04-17.
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