|Autonomous community||Castile-La Mancha|
|Comarca||Montes de Toledo|
|• Alcalde||Pedro Alguacil Ruiz (2007)|
|• Total||35 km2 (14 sq mi)|
|Elevation||770 m (2,530 ft)|
|• Density||67/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Demonym||Ajofrinero, ra o
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Ajofrín is a municipality located in the province of Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. As of 2008, it was home to 2328 inhabitants (INE 2008). Its name derives from the arabic Al-Ya'rar, or "the place of the Yafar or Jafar".
Ancient Roman ruins indicate a continuous settlement since the Roman Empire. During the 15th century, the municipality was under the control of the Church of Toledo, and was at that point in history called a villa. The local copper mine, whose meager production supported the town's growth during the Renaissance, was abandoned during the mid-18th century.
The municipality is located on a granite mesa in the northernmost reaches of the Montes de Toledo. It shares borders with the municipalities of Burguillos de Toledo, Nambroca, Chueca, Sonseca, Mazarambroz, and Layos.
- "Relación de unidades poblacionales: Ajofrín". Instituto Nacional de Estadística. Retrieved 2009-02-17. (Spanish)
- García Sánchez, Jairo Javier (2004). Toponimia mayor de la provincia de Toledo (zonas central y oriental). Toledo, Spain: Instituto provincial de investigaciones y estudios toledanos. p. 85. ISBN 84-95432-05-6. (Spanish)
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