Ablanque

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Ablanque
Municipality
Ablanque is located in Spain
Ablanque
Ablanque
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°53′53″N 2°13′45″W / 40.89806°N 2.22917°W / 40.89806; -2.22917Coordinates: 40°53′53″N 2°13′45″W / 40.89806°N 2.22917°W / 40.89806; -2.22917
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Castile-La Mancha
Province Guadalajara
Comarca Señorío de Molina-Alto Tajo
Judicial district Molina de Aragón
Municipality Ablanque
Commonwealth Sierra Ministra
Founded ca. 11th century
Government
 • Alcalde José Luís Sancho del Castillo (2007) (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 51.40 km2 (19.85 sq mi)
Elevation 1,061 m (3,481 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 107
 • Density 2.1/km2 (5.4/sq mi)
Demonym Ablanqueño-a
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 19442
Dialing code 949
Official language(s) Spanish
Website Official website

Ablanque is a municipality located in the province of Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. According to the 2007 census, the municipality has a population of 157 inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

Situated in a hollow, atop a small hill on the right bank of the 8 kilometre Ablanquejo River, which runs south into the Tagus River, there are Roman remains and many acres of pine forest. There is an artificial reservoir and dam, which in summer is filled with people from the surrounding villages.

The municipality borders with Cobeta, and La Olmeda de Cobeta to the east, to the north by lands of Medinaceli, on the south by Buenafuente and Huerta Hernando, and the west with La Loma and Riba de Saelices.

In 2005, the town was hit by a wildfire, claiming 11 lives and charred more than 12,000 hectares of forest.

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