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Castilla la Mancha

Castilla-La Mancha is an autonomous community of Spain, in accordance with its Statute of Autonomy and the Spanish Constitution.

It is formed by the 919 municipalities that make up the provinces of Albacete, Ciudad Real, Cuenca, Guadalajara and Toledo.

Its capital is the city of Toledo, seat of the Board of Communities of Castilla-La Mancha, the highest executive and legislative body of autonomy.

Its most populated city is Albacete, seat of the highest judicial body, the Superior Court of Justice of Castilla-La Mancha.

Castilla-La Mancha is located in the central part of the Iberian Peninsula, occupying most of the southern sub-plateau.

It limits to the north with the independent communities of Castile and Leon and the Community of Madrid, to the west with the one of Extremadura, to the east

with those of Aragon and the Valencian Community, and to the south with those of the Region of Murcia and Andalusia.


The community is the third largest autonomy in Spain, with an area of ​​79 409 km², which represents 13.6% of the total peninsular, with a population as of

January 1, 2016 of 2 049 147 inhabitants, an 8.60 % of which are foreigners, having experienced a significant increase in both figures during the last years.

Life expectancy averaged 82.88 years, higher than the national average.

In the geographical area, within the Community there are clearly two types of landscapes: the plain and the mountain.

The most important mountainous areas of Castilla-La Mancha border part of the community, and are the Central System, which includes the Ayllón, Pela and

Alto Rey mountain ranges in the north of Guadalajara, and the San Vicente mountain range in the province of Toledo the Iberian System, which covers part of

the provinces of Cuenca and Guadalajara; the sierras of Alcaraz and del Segura in Albacete; the foothills of Sierra Morena, which penetrate Ciudad Real, and

the Montes de Toledo, which extend between the provinces of Ciudad Real and Toledo. The plain dominates the rest of the territory, since almost 80% of the autonomous area does not exceed 1000 m altitude.




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