Fuencaliente, Ciudad Real

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Fuencaliente
municipality
Panoramic view of Fuencaliente town
Panoramic view of Fuencaliente town
Official seal of Fuencaliente
Seal
Fuencaliente is located in Spain
Fuencaliente
Fuencaliente
Coordinates: 38°24′19″N 4°18′19″W / 38.40528°N 4.30528°W / 38.40528; -4.30528
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Castile-La Mancha
Province Ciudad Real
Comarca Fuencaliente-Sierra Madrona
Area
 • Total 269.85 km2 (104.19 sq mi)
Elevation 700 m (2,300 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 1,111
 • Density 4.1/km2 (11/sq mi)
Demonym Cucón/Cucona
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 13130
Peña Escrita cave paintings

Fuencaliente is a municipality located in Ciudad Real Province, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. According to the 2012 census, the municipality has a population of 1111 inhabitants. The village of Ventillas is part of its municipal term.[1]

Geography and history[edit]

The cave paintings of Peña Escrita and La Batanera are located in caves within the municipal limits of Fuencaliente and there are remains of human presence in the area since the Chalcolithic age.

The name Fuencaliente is derived from the Spanish term for hot springs and the town was mentioned in chronicles dating back to 1158 at the time of the foundation of the Order of Calatrava.[2]

1,332 m high Bañuela, the highest point of the whole Sierra Morena system, is located atop Sierra Madrona range near Fuencaliente.[3]

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External links[edit]

Media related to Fuencaliente (Ciudad Real) at Wikimedia Commons