Aledo, Murcia

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Aledo
Official seal of Aledo
Seal
Aledo is located in Spain
Aledo
Aledo
Location in Spain.
Coordinates: 37°47′45″N 1°34′24″W / 37.79583°N 1.57333°W / 37.79583; -1.57333
Country Spain
Autonomous community Murcia
Province Murcia
Comarca Bajo Guadalentín
Judicial party Totana
Government
 • Mayor Simón Alcaraz Alcaraz
Area
 • Total 49.74 km2 (19.20 sq mi)
Elevation 625 m (2,051 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,053
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Demonym Aledanos
Website Official website

Aledo is a municipality in the Region of Murcia, southern Spain.

It is home to a castle built in the early Middle Ages by the Moors, to command the Guadalentín valley. When the Taifa of Murcia was conquered by the Kingdom of Castile, it was assigned to the Order of Santiago, which renovated it and added the Torre del Homenaje.

Homenaje Tower (Torre del Homenaje) in Aledo Castle
Aledo Santa Maria Church

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