Anguita

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Anguita
Municipality
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Coat of arms of Anguita
Coat of arms
Anguita is located in Spain
Anguita
Anguita
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 41°01′33″N 2°22′07″W / 41.02583°N 2.36861°W / 41.02583; -2.36861
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Castile-La Mancha
Province Guadalajara
Comarca Sierra norte de Guadalajara
Judicial district Sigüenza
Government
 • Mayor Claudio Sancho González (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 127.19 km2 (49.11 sq mi)
Elevation 1,107 m (3,632 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 203
 • Density 1.6/km2 (4.1/sq mi)
Demonym Anguiteños
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 19283

Anguita is a municipality in the province of Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. As of 2009, the municipality has a population of 203 inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

Anguita is located in the Sistema Ibérico below Sierra Ministra. River Tajuña and its tributaries, La Madre and Prado Creek are flowing through the area.

The municipal term includes the towns of Aguilar de Anguita, Anguita, Padilla del Ducado, Santa María del Espino and Villarejo de Medina.

There is an important population of Dupont's Lark (Chersophilus duponti) in the surrounding environment.

History[edit]

Anguita's area has been populated since ancient times. Anguita has remains of a Roman camp, although it is possible that it has been a Celtiberian city before.

During the al-Andalus period, Anguita was located on the frontier with the northern Christian-held territory.

In 1813 the first Diputation of Spain was signed here.

Main sights[edit]

  • Cigüeña Tower.
  • Remains of the Roman camp
  • Castro del Hocincavero and some others ruins, such as those of Aguilar de Anguita, where is the biggest necropolis of this culture, "El Altillo".
  • Saint Peter Church, a Romanesque-Gothic church.
  • Virgen de la Lastra hermitage, the biggest church in the village.
  • La Soledad hermitage, a typical local hermitage.

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