Villanueva de los Infantes

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Villanueva de los Infantes
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Villanueva de los Infantes is located in Spain
Villanueva de los Infantes
Villanueva de los Infantes
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 38°44′N 3°01′W / 38.733°N 3.017°W / 38.733; -3.017
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile-La Mancha
Province Ciudad Real
Comarca Campo de Montiel
Commonwealth Manserja
 • Mayor Gabino Marco Solera
 • Total 135.06 km2 (52.15 sq mi)
Elevation 880 m (2,890 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 5,727
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym infanteño (m), infanteña (f)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 13320

Villanueva de los Infantes is a municipality in the province of Ciudad Real, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. It has a population of 5727 people.

This is also the capital of the comarca (region) Campo de Montiel. It has been designated by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid as "El Lugar de La Mancha" (The Place in La Mancha) mentioned at the start of Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes. It is also known as the place where Francisco de Quevedo died; his remains were found in 2007 in the church of San Andrés Apostol (St. Andrew's Church). We could visit the room of the convent where Quevedo spend his last days before died. The convent is now the church of "Santo Domingo" and this room is situated inside it.

Economy is based on tourism, wine and olives.

The town should not be confused with another Villanueva de los Infantes, in the province of Valladolid, which is part of the Castile and León autonomous community.

Villanueva de los Infantes is member of the cultural programme Ruta Ñ to promote the Spanish language and culture. Photo: Students of Spanish in the "Casa de los Estudios" (Villanueva de los Infantes).