Mora, Spain

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Mora, Spain
Flag of Mora, Spain
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Official seal of Mora, Spain
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Locator map for Mora Municipality in Spain
Locator map for Mora Municipality in Spain
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile-La Mancha
Province Toledo
Municipality Mora
Government
 • Mayor (Alcalde) Emilio Bravo Zaorín (2011)
Area
 • Total 169.6 km2 (65.5 sq mi)
Elevation 717 m (2,352 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 10,516
 • Density 62.19/km2 (161.1/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website http://www.mora.es

Mora is a town and municipality in Toledo province, in the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha, Spain. The area is most famous for the abandoned ruins of the San Marcos de Yegros monastery of the Order of Santiago,[1] located northeast of the town of Mora about 10 km on the Calle de los Dolores in the village of Paraje de Yegros.

Name[edit]

The term "Mora" possibly derives from the Latin morum meaning moral.[2] However, Galmés de Fuentes has proposed an earlier origin, indicating that the pre-Roman root mor means "heap of stones" or cairn.[3]

Geography[edit]

This town is situated in the Montes de Toledo. It belongs to the region of La Mancha,and borders the municipalities of Villamuelas and Huerta de Valdecarabanos at north, Villanueva de Bogas and Tembleque at east, Turleque, Los Yebenes and Consuegra at south, Orgaz and Manzaneque at west and Mascaraque at northwest.

Administration[edit]

Term Mayor Politic Party
1979-1983 Valentín Bravo Martín UCD
1983-1987 Valentín Bravo Martín Independent
1987-1991 Leocadio Martín Nuñez PSOE
1991-1995 Valentín Bravo Martín PP
1995-1999 Leocadio Martín Nuñez PSOE
1999-2003 Leocadio Martín Nuñez PSOE
2003-2007 Leocadio Martín Nuñez PSOE
2007-2011 Jose Manuel Villarrubia De La Rosa PSOE
2011- Emilio Bravo PP

Demography[edit]

Demographic Trends

1996 1998 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2010
9.312 9.339 9.371 9.519 9.587 9.722 9.814 9.994 10.072 10.516

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Madoz, Pascual () "Mascaraque" (1848) Diccionario geográfico-estadístico-histórico de España y sus posesiones de ultramar volume 11, Madrid, page 281 OCLC 17224233
  2. ^ García Sánchez, Jairo Javier (2004) Toponimia mayor de la provincia de Toledo (zonas central y oriental) Instituto provincial de investigaciones y estudios toledanos, Toledo, Spain, page 241, ISBN 84-95432-05-6
  3. ^ Galmés de Fuentes, Álvaro (1996) Toponimia: mito e historia: discurso leído el día 15 de diciembre de 1996 en su recepción pública Real Academia de la Historia, Madrid, Spain, pages 14–15, OCLC 644629736

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Coordinates: 39°41′02″N 3°46′37″W / 39.684°N 3.777°W / 39.684; -3.777