Molina de Aragón

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Molina de Aragón, Spain
Skyline of Molina de Aragón, Spain
Flag of Molina de Aragón, Spain
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Official seal of Molina de Aragón, Spain
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Molina de Aragón, Spain is located in Spain
Molina de Aragón, Spain
Molina de Aragón, Spain
Location in Spain.
Coordinates: 40°50′46″N 1°53′11″W / 40.84611°N 1.88639°W / 40.84611; -1.88639Coordinates: 40°50′46″N 1°53′11″W / 40.84611°N 1.88639°W / 40.84611; -1.88639
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile-La Mancha
Province Guadalajara
Comarca Señorío de Molina-Alto Tajo
Government
 • Mayor David Pascual Herrera
Area
 • Total 168.33 km2 (64.99 sq mi)
Elevation 1,065 m (3,494 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 3,671
 • Density 22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 19300
Website Official website
Tower of Aragon.

Molina de Aragón is a municipality located in the province of Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. According to the 2009 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 3,671 inhabitants. It holds the record (−28°C) for the lowest temperature measured by a meteorological station in Spain.[1]

It was the seat of the taifa of Molina, a Moorish independent state, before it was reconquered by the Christians of Alfonso I of Aragon in 1129. On 21 April 1154 Manrique Pérez de Lara issued a sweeping fuero to the town of Molina, which he was building into a semi-independent fief.[2] He and his descendants claimed to rule Molina Dei gratia ("by the grace of God").

Old Bridge 13th century

Main sights[edit]

  • Medieval alcazar (10th–11th centuries), the largest in the province
  • Roman bridge (Puente Viejo)
  • Convent of St. Francis
  • Giraldo (St. Francis Church Bell Tower)
  • Church of Santa Clara
  • Church of Santa María de San Gil
  • Molina-Alto Tajo Geopark, Molina de Aragon is within this Geopark.
A typical inn (built 1826) at Molina de Aragón, Spain.
Old bridge over the Gallo river, 13th century, in the background the Medieval alcazar of Molina de Aragón, Spain.
Giraldo on top of St. Francis Church bell Tower.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Molina de Aragón
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 21.4
(70.5)
26.8
(80.2)
26.8
(80.2)
28.7
(83.7)
33.2
(91.8)
36.0
(96.8)
38.2
(100.8)
38.0
(100.4)
36.4
(97.5)
30.0
(86)
23.6
(74.5)
19.2
(66.6)
38.2
(100.8)
Average high °C (°F) 8.2
(46.8)
10.3
(50.5)
13.3
(55.9)
14.7
(58.5)
18.9
(66)
24.1
(75.4)
28.7
(83.7)
28.5
(83.3)
24.0
(75.2)
17.6
(63.7)
12.0
(53.6)
8.8
(47.8)
17.43
(63.37)
Daily mean °C (°F) 2.4
(36.3)
3.8
(38.8)
5.8
(42.4)
7.8
(46)
11.8
(53.2)
16.1
(61)
19.5
(67.1)
19.4
(66.9)
15.5
(59.9)
10.5
(50.9)
5.8
(42.4)
3.4
(38.1)
10.15
(50.25)
Average low °C (°F) −3.5
(25.7)
−2.7
(27.1)
−1.6
(29.1)
1.0
(33.8)
4.7
(40.5)
8.1
(46.6)
10.3
(50.5)
10.3
(50.5)
7.1
(44.8)
3.4
(38.1)
−0.5
(31.1)
−2.0
(28.4)
2.88
(37.18)
Record low °C (°F) −28.2
(−18.8)
−20.2
(−4.4)
−15.6
(3.9)
−8.6
(16.5)
−5.2
(22.6)
−1.8
(28.8)
1.0
(33.8)
0.0
(32)
3.6
(38.5)
−6.4
(20.5)
−15.6
(3.9)
−28.0
(−18.4)
−28.2
(−18.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 31
(1.22)
31
(1.22)
31
(1.22)
54
(2.13)
74
(2.91)
51
(2.01)
29
(1.14)
29
(1.14)
44
(1.73)
46
(1.81)
39
(1.54)
41
(1.61)
500
(19.68)
Avg. precipitation days 6 6 6 9 10 7 4 4 5 7 6 8 78
Mean monthly sunshine hours 137 150 196 186 219 270 328 307 228 178 136 112 2,440
Source #1: [3]
Source #2: [3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Extreme temperatures in Spain
  2. ^ Simon Barton, The Aristocracy in Twelfth-century León and Castile (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), 265.
  3. ^ a b http://www.aemet.es/en/serviciosclimaticos/datosclimatologicos/valoresclimatologicos?l=3013&k=clm. Retrieved 6 December 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)