Albarreal de Tajo

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Albarreal de Tajo
Municipality
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Albarreal de Tajo is located in Spain
Albarreal de Tajo
Albarreal de Tajo
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°53′48″N 4°13′42″W / 39.89667°N 4.22833°W / 39.89667; -4.22833Coordinates: 39°53′48″N 4°13′42″W / 39.89667°N 4.22833°W / 39.89667; -4.22833
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Castile-La Mancha
Province Toledo
Comarca Torrijos
Judicial district Torrijos
Founded Ver texto
Government
 • Alcalde Pedro Lobato Ferrero (2007)
Area
 • Total 42 km2 (16 sq mi)
Elevation 452 m (1,483 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 709
 • Density 17/km2 (44/sq mi)
Demonym Albarreano, na
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 45240
Dialing code 925

Albarreal de Tajo 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 709 inhabitants.[1]

Toponymy[edit]

The root "alba" is probably derived from the Celtic roots albiga and albiganus. The municipality was formerly known as Albala, which is arabic signifies "the sewer." During the 11th century, it was called Albalat, signifying in Arabic "the walk" or "the path," and by the 16th century it was known as Albarreal o Alcalá del Río.

During the 17th century, after receiving the title of Villa, the municipality changed its name to Alba Real. The local nobility still use this title, and the lord is known as the Count of Alba Real.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Relación de unidades poblacionales: Albarreal de Tajo" (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Estadística. Retrieved 2009-02-18.