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Coat of arms of Benifato
Coat of arms
Benifato is located in Spain
Location in Spain
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Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Alicante
Comarca Marina Baixa
Judicial district Villajoyosa
 • Alcalde Enrique Ponsoda Fracés (2003) (PP)
 • Total 11.90 km2 (4.59 sq mi)
Elevation 658 m (2,159 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 194
 • Density 16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Benifater, benifatera
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 03517
Official language(s) Valencian

Benifato (Valencian pronunciation: [beniˈfato]) is a Valencian town and municipality located in the comarca of Marina Baixa, in the province of Alicante, Spain. Benifato has an area of 11.9 km² and, according to the 2002 census, a total population of 164 inhabitants. The economy of Benifato is exclusively based on agriculture (olives, almonds and medlars). The most important monument in the town is the Catholic church of Sant Miquel (Saint Michael).