Camuñas

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Camuñas, Spain
Official seal of Camuñas, Spain
Seal
Camuñas.png
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile-La Mancha
Province Toledo
Municipality Camuñas
Area
 • Total 105 km2 (41 sq mi)
Elevation 674 m (2,211 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,856
 • Density 17.7/km2 (46/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Camuñas is a municipality located in the province of Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. According to the 2006 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 1856 inhabitants.

Toponymy[edit]

The noun "Camuñas" is said to come from the Arabic word kammuniya which has two meanings: one is "similar to cumin" and the other "all species of seed which is neither cereal nor legume". The name is probably taken as an athropological nickname from the repopulator of the area during the Reconquista.

Geography[edit]

The village is located in the hillside of the mountain Cabeza-gorda (literally fat head), in the left bank of Amarguillo river in La Mancha region. It borders with the villages of Puerto Lápice and Herencia, in the province of Ciudad Real, and Madridejos and Villafranca de los Caballeros, in the Toledo one.

The municipality consists on a wide meseta. The southern part is less plain, with precipices, gorges and mountains that reach 1,000 meters high. In the west can be found a meadow that reaches Amarguillo river, and the hill called Cañada de las Vacas, extended in both sides of the expressway autovía del Sur. In the right side of the road there is a hill in whose top there are three entrances to old mines, one of them of huge depth.

Coordinates: 39°25′N 3°27′W / 39.417°N 3.450°W / 39.417; -3.450