Cañete, Cuenca

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Cañete
Municipality
20070414 - Cañete - Vista del casco urbano desde el castillo.jpg
Cañete is located in Spain
Cañete
Cañete
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°03′N 1°39′W / 40.050°N 1.650°W / 40.050; -1.650
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Castile-La Mancha
Province Cuenca
Comarca Serrania de Cuenca
Government
 • Mayor Antonio Asensio Gómez (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 87.80 km2 (33.90 sq mi)
Elevation 1,105 m (3,625 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 933
 • Density 11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Demonym Cañeteros
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 16300

Cañete is a municipality in the Cuenca Province, Castile-La Mancha, Spain.

It is home to a Moorish-origin castle, and of a line of walls with a gate from the same age.

It is the birthplace of Álvaro de Luna and the origin of Sephardi Jew family Canetti (the most famous member of which is Nobel Prize in Literature laureate Elias Canetti) —in fact, Canetti is a bastardisation of Cañete—. It is also a birthplace of Manuel Polo y Peyrolón, an ultraconservative philosopher and scholar of clear anti-semitic penchant.