La Sagra

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La Sagra
historical comarca
La Sagra.gif
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Community of Madrid
Province Madrid, Toledo
Municipalities
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

La Sagra is a Castilian comarca delineated by natural formations but not legally recognized. The comarca includes localities belonging to both the province of Madrid and the province of Toledo. La Sagra covers an area of 1322 km2, and is bordered by the Guadarrama River and the Tagus.

Municipalities of Toledo[edit]

The 31 municipalities of La Sagra in the province of Toledo


Municipalities of Madrid[edit]

Borders and Geography[edit]

The exact geographic boundaries of La Sagra are not clearly defined. It is understood, however, that the comarca encompasses parts of the municipal district of Toledo, above all the neighborhood of Azucaica. According to information provided by the Diputaciones Provinciales of Madrid[citation needed] and Toledo, these municipal districts are the only ones considered to be a part of the comarca.

The high, flat ground of La Sagra is part of the Submeseta Sur, and averages approximately 600 meters in altitude. The region has been experiencing a large population growth in the past few decades due to its proximity to the capital.

The majority of the fertile land of La Sagra is dedicated to the cultivation of cereals. Due to high clay content in the subsoil, a large part of all industrial activity is dedicated to ceramics, especially bricks and tiles. The area also supports a number of other specialized industries, and is home to a large number of industrial parks.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Rodríguez Rodríguez, Vicente (1981), La desamortización de Mendizábal en la Sagra, Caja de Ahorros Provincial de Toledo 
  • Rodríguez Rodríguez, Vicente (1981), Notas sobre la historia y geografía de la Sagra, Diputación Provincial de Toledo 
  • Rodríguez Rodríguez, Vicente (1983), La tierra de la Sagra Toledana, su evolución de los siglos XVI a XX, Caja de Ahorros provincial de Toledo 
  • Sánchez González, Ramón (1991), "Economía y sociedad en el Antiguo Régimen", La economía de la Sagra en el XVIII, Diputacion Provincial de Toledo 
  • Sánchez González, Ramón, La guerra de las comunidades en la Sagra 

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Coordinates: 40°03′41″N 3°54′10″W / 40.06139°N 3.90278°W / 40.06139; -3.90278