Province of Ciudad Real

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Province of Ciudad Real
Coat of arms of Province of Ciudad Real
Coat of arms
Map of Spain with Province of Ciudad Real highlighted
Map of Spain with Province of Ciudad Real highlighted
Coordinates: 39°00′N 4°00′W / 39.000°N 4.000°W / 39.000; -4.000Coordinates: 39°00′N 4°00′W / 39.000°N 4.000°W / 39.000; -4.000
Autonomous community Castile–La Mancha
Capital Ciudad Real
 • President Nemesio de Lara Guerrero (PSOE)
 • Total 19,813 km2 (7,650 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 3rd
  3.93% of Spain
Population (2005)
 • Total 506,864
 • Rank Ranked 30th
 • Density 26/km2 (66/sq mi)
  1.13% of Spain
Demonym(s) Ciudarrealeños
Official language(s) Spanish

The province of Ciudad Real (pronounced: [θjuˈðað reˈal]) is a province in the southwestern part of the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha, Spain. It is bordered by the provinces of Cuenca, Albacete, Jaén, Córdoba, Badajoz, and Toledo. It is partly located in the old natural region of La Mancha. Its capital is Ciudad Real. It is the third biggest province of Spain, after Cáceres and Badajoz.

The historical comarca Campo de Calatrava is located in the centre of the province.

Protected areas[edit]

The Tablas de Daimiel National Park is located in Ciudad Real and the Cabañeros National Park is shared with the Province of Toledo.

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