Miguelturra

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Miguelturra
Municipality
Hermitage of Santísimo Cristo de la Misericordia  (popularly known as "Fat Tower")
Hermitage of Santísimo Cristo de la Misericordia (popularly known as "Fat Tower")
Flag of Miguelturra
Flag
Coat of arms of Miguelturra
Coat of arms
Miguelturra is located in Spain
Miguelturra
Miguelturra
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 38°42′N 4°07′W / 38.700°N 4.117°W / 38.700; -4.117
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Castile-La Mancha
Province Ciudad Real
Comarca Campo de Calatrava
Government
 • Mayor Román Rivero Nieto (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 118.37 km2 (45.70 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 13,986
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Demonym Miguelturreños
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 13650
Website Official website

Miguelturra is a municipality in the province of Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. It has a population of 13,986.

History[edit]

During the late Middle Ages, Miguelturra was a stronghold of the Order of Calatrava; the order's feudal authority of the town frequently quarrelled with the royal ones in the nearby Ciudad Real. In the 14th century troops from the latter stormed Miguelturra in seven occasions.

Currently Miguelturra is separate from Ciudad Real by just 500 meters.