Alameda de la Sagra

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Alameda de la Sagra
Municipality
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Alameda de la Sagra is located in Spain
Alameda de la Sagra
Alameda de la Sagra
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°0′43″N 3°47′42″W / 40.01194°N 3.79500°W / 40.01194; -3.79500Coordinates: 40°0′43″N 3°47′42″W / 40.01194°N 3.79500°W / 40.01194; -3.79500
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Castile-La Mancha
Province Toledo
Comarca La Sagra
Judicial district Illescas
Founded Ver texto
Government
 • Alcalde Rafael Martín Arcicóllar (2007)
Area
 • Total 33 km2 (13 sq mi)
Elevation 632 m (2,073 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 3,324
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Demonym Alamedano, na
Alamedo, da
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 45240
Dialing code 925
Website Official website

Alameda de la Sagra is a municipality located in the province of Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. According to the 2008 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 3324 inhabitants.[1]

History[edit]

The municipality dates back to a colony established by plasterers from Cobeja who settled in the area in the 14th century due to its large gypsum deposits. The Church of Toledo owned the land since the 12th century, and permitted the settlement. Originally consisting of wooden shacks and farmhouses, the town gradually converted its structures into masonry starting in 1530.

Geography[edit]

The municipality is located on a gypsum-rich plateau in the comarca of La Sagra. It abuts the municipalities of Borox, Añover de Tajo, Villaseca de la Sagra, Cobeja, and Pantoja. Its main water sources are the Tagus river and the Guadalén stream, both of which cross the municipality.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Relación de unidades poblacionales: Alameda de la Sagra". Instituto Nacional de Estadística. Retrieved 2009-02-18.  (Spanish)