Almodóvar del Campo

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Almodóvar del Campo
town and municipality
Official seal of Almodóvar del Campo
Seal
Almodóvar del Campo is located in Spain
Almodóvar del Campo
Almodóvar del Campo
Location in Spain.
Coordinates: 38°43′7″N 4°10′0″W / 38.71861°N 4.16667°W / 38.71861; -4.16667
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile-La Mancha
Province Ciudad Real
Comarca Campo de Calatrava
Government
 • Mayor José Lozano Garcia
Area
 • Total 1,208.27 km2 (466.52 sq mi)
Elevation 656 m (2,152 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 6,477
 • Density 5.4/km2 (14/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Almodoveños
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Palaeolithic rock art in Almodóvar del Campo
"Sisaso" was a Roman city inside that now the municipality of Almodóvar del Campo.

Almodóvar del Campo is a town and municipality of Spain, in the province of Ciudad Real, some 14 km S.S.W. of Ciudad Real, on the northern side of the Sierra de Alcúdia. The etymological origin of Almodóvar is the Arabic: المدوّر‎‎, al-mudawwar, "round, circular (place)".

History[edit]

Almodóvar was a Moorish fortress in the Middle Ages. By the early 20th century it owed its prosperity to the nearness of the valuable Puertollano coal-field. Its manufactures included lace and linen and it had a trade in livestock, oil and wine. South of the Sierra lies the Alcúdia Valley, which was used as pasture for immense flocks of sheep.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Almodóvar del Campo". Encyclopædia Britannica. 1 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 714. 

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