Alcaraz

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Alcaraz
Alcaraz desde lo alto.jpg
Coat of arms of Alcaraz
Alcaraz is located in Spain
Alcaraz
Alcaraz
Location in Spain
Alcaraz is located in Castilla-La Mancha
Alcaraz
Alcaraz
Alcaraz (Castilla-La Mancha)
Coordinates: 38°40′5″N 2°39′34″W / 38.66806°N 2.65944°W / 38.66806; -2.65944
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCastilla–La Mancha
ProvinceAlbacete
Area
 • Total370.53 km2 (143.06 sq mi)
Elevation
953 m (3,127 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total1,405
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
02300
Dialing code(+34) 967 38 ** **
WebsiteOfficial website

Alcaraz is a municipality of Spain located in the province of Albacete, Castilla–La Mancha.[2] The municipality spans across a total area of 370.53 km2.[2] The locality lies at 953 metres above mean sea level.[3]

History[edit]

The town was granted the status of city in 1429, by means of the concession of a royal privilege.[4] The urban oligarchy controlling political power and riches in the later middle ages was formed by a mix of the nobleza hidalga (descended of caballeros villanos [es]) and the so-called caballeros cuantiosos.[5] The Alcaraz's extensive municipal territory during the middle ages had decreased fivefold by the end of the 16th century, after the emancipation of several hamlets, and it was further decimated in the ensuing years.[6]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ a b "Datos del Registro de Entidades Locales". Ministerio de Asuntos Económicos y Transformación Digital. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Predicción por municipios. Alcaraz (Albacete)". AEMET. Retrieved 14 May 2021.
  4. ^ Cano Valero 1987, p. 17.
  5. ^ López Requena 1988, p. 169.
  6. ^ Cano Valero 1987, p. 14.
Bibliography

Coordinates: 38°40′N 2°29′W / 38.667°N 2.483°W / 38.667; -2.483

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