Almodóvar del Campo
|Almodóvar del Campo|
|town and municipality|
|Autonomous community||Castile-La Mancha|
|Comarca||Campo de Calatrava|
|• Mayor||José Lozano Garcia|
|• Total||1,208.27 km2 (466.52 sq mi)|
|Elevation||656 m (2,152 ft)|
|• Density||5.4/km2 (14/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
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)".
Almodóvar was a Moorish fortress in the Middle Ages. It owes its modern prosperity to the nearness of the valuable Puertollano coal-field. Its manufactures include lace and linen and it has a trade in livestock, oil and wine. South of the Sierra lies the Alcúdia Valley, used as pasture for immense flocks of sheep.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Almodóvar del Campo". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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