Tembleque, Spain

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Tembleque
Skyline of Tembleque
Flag of Tembleque
Flag
Official seal of Tembleque
Seal
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCastile-La Mancha
ProvinceToledo
MunicipalityTembleque
Area
 • Total269 km2 (104 sq mi)
Elevation
637 m (2,090 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total1,996
 • Density7.4/km2 (19/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
2008 Iglesia parroquial Tembleque 1.jpg

Tembleque is a municipality located in the province of Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. According to the 2010 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 2 390 inhabitants.

Buildings of interest include the church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción.

History[edit]

The name is of Iberian origin. At that time there were a lot of villages with names ending in "que". In medieval times it belonged to the Knights Hospitaller.

Heraldry[edit]

The town has got an escudo (a term which translates as escrutcheon or coat of arms) featuring three towers over a small mountain and a cannon. The cannon symbolises the town's historical link with the artillery.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ The village supplied saltpetre for making gunpowder.

Coordinates: 39°41′N 3°30′W / 39.683°N 3.500°W / 39.683; -3.500