Montiel

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For persons named Montiel, see Montiel (surname).
Montiel
Medieval Castle of la Estrella.
Medieval Castle of la Estrella.
Coat of arms of Montiel
Coat of arms
Montiel is located in Spain
Montiel
Montiel
Location in Spain.
Coordinates: 38°42′N 2°52′W / 38.700°N 2.867°W / 38.700; -2.867
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile-La Mancha
Province Ciudad Real
Comarca Campo de Montiel
Government
 • Mayor Francisco Javier Álamo Amador (PP)
Area
 • Total 271.29 km2 (104.75 sq mi)
Elevation 900 m (3,000 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 1,593
 • Density 5.9/km2 (15/sq mi)
Postal code 13326

Montiel is a municipality in the province of Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain.

The ruined castle on the hilltop above the town was the refuge for Peter of Castile after his defeat by the forces of Henry of Trastamara at the Battle of Montiel. He was lured into a meeting by Bertrand du Guesclin, captured, and executed by his halfbrother Henry in the tent of Bertrand.

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