Uclés

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Uclés, Spain
Monastery Headquarters of Saint Jacques Order, and the Templar Castle of Uclés
Monastery Headquarters of Saint Jacques Order, and the Templar Castle of Uclés
Official seal of Uclés, Spain
Seal
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Castile-La Mancha
Province Cuenca
Municipality Uclés
Area
 • Total 64 km2 (25 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 287
 • Density 4.5/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Uclés is a municipality located in the province of Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. According to the 2004 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 287 inhabitants.

History[1][edit]

Inhabited since pre-Roman times, Uclés was very important during the Moorish period, as a part of the territorial division known as cora de Santaver which was one of the most important cities in that time period. It became the site of a cathedral, a mosque and baths. Its true importance was gained during the Reconquista (or Reconquest) when it became the seat of the Order of Santiago.

Buildings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uclés". Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre (in Spanish). 2016-11-22. 

Coordinates: 39°59′N 2°51′W / 39.983°N 2.850°W / 39.983; -2.850