Blossom of almond trees on the arid land of Camp del Turia
Blossom of almond trees on the arid land of Camp del Turia, between Lliria and Casinos.
Llíria is the capital of the area known as Camp de Túria in the province of Valencia. It is approximately 25 km (16 mi) north-west of the city of Valencia. The population in 2006 totalled approximately 21,500. The traditional economy is based on agriculture, but industries such as textiles, construction materials, plastics, and furniture are becoming increasingly important. The city is at the end of the Metrovalencia train system. Construction of a new general hospital in Llíria began in 2007. (Updated 2013) due to the severe financial crisis in the region, the building of the hospital is largely completed and remains empty, standing as another folly of over spending, adjacent to the CV35 motorway.