Ajofrín

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Ajofrín
Municipality
Coat of arms of Ajofrín
Coat of arms
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Ajofrín is located in Spain
Ajofrín
Ajofrín
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°42′49″N 3°58′55″W / 39.71361°N 3.98194°W / 39.71361; -3.98194Coordinates: 39°42′49″N 3°58′55″W / 39.71361°N 3.98194°W / 39.71361; -3.98194
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Castile-La Mancha
Province Toledo
Comarca Montes de Toledo
Judicial district Orgaz
Founded Ver texto
Government
 • Alcalde Pedro Alguacil Ruiz (2007)
Area
 • Total 35 km2 (14 sq mi)
Elevation 770 m (2,530 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 2,328
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym Ajofrinero, ra o
Ajofrineño, ña
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 45110
Dialing code 925

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).[1] Its name derives from the arabic Al-Ya'rar, or "the place of the Yafar or Jafar".[2]

History[edit]

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.

Geography[edit]

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.

Industry[edit]

The primary industry of the area is agriculture. 60% of the territory of Ajofrín is cultivated, with 55% as vineyards, and the rest growing sugarbeets, olives, and cereal grains.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Relación de unidades poblacionales: Ajofrín". Instituto Nacional de Estadística. Retrieved 2009-02-17.  (Spanish)
  2. ^ 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)