Almodóvar del Campo

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Almodóvar del Campo
town and municipality
Official seal of Almodóvar del Campo
Seal
Almodóvar del Campo is located in Spain
Almodóvar del Campo
Almodóvar del Campo
Location in Spain.
Coordinates: 38°43′7″N 4°10′0″W / 38.71861°N 4.16667°W / 38.71861; -4.16667
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile-La Mancha
Province Ciudad Real
Comarca Campo de Calatrava
Government
 • Mayor José Lozano Garcia
Area
 • Total 1,208,27 km2 (46,652 sq mi)
Elevation 656 m (2,152 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,775
 • Density 0.056/km2 (0.15/sq mi)
Demonym Almodoveños
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Palaeolithic rock art in Almodóvar del Campo
"Sisaso" was a Roman city inside that now the municipality of Almodóvar del Campo.

Almodóvar del Campo is a town and municipality of Spain, in the province of Ciudad Real, some 14 km S.S.W. of Ciudad Real, on the northern side of the Sierra de Alcúdia. The etymological origin of Almodóvar is the Arabic المدوّر, al-mudawwar.

Almodóvar was a Moorish fortress in the Middle Ages. It owes its modern prosperity to the nearness of the valuable Puertollano coal-field. Its manufactures include lace and linen and it has a trade in livestock, oil and wine. South of the Sierra lies the Alcúdia Valley, used as pasture for immense flocks of sheep.

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