Rascaña (officially Rascanya) owes its name to the Andalusian farmhouse of Rascanya, which Jaime I donated to Guillem Aguiló in 1237. To certify this fact, it is known that on August 4, 1237, in El Puig de Santa María, this donation was noted in the Llibre del Repartiment of the Regne of Valéncia where brief notations made by the royal Notaries are contained. This file is located in the “Arxiu de la Corona d’Aragó”, in Barcelona (Cancelleria Reial. Record 5, F. 3v. Original).
“…G. d’Aguiló, alqueriam de Rascayna integram, cum furnis et molendinis. II nonas augusti…”
This farmhouse also gave its name to the canal of Rascanya, forming the original center of Els Orriols and the entire district. Presently, it borders with Poblados del Norte and the municipalities of Tabernes Blanques and Alboraya, Benimaclet to the east, La Zaidia to the south and Benicalap to the west. Rascanya is made up of 3 districts: Els Orriols, Torrefiel and Sant Llorenç (also known as Nou Orriols) .