Villalba del Rey
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|Villalba del Rey, Spain|
|Autonomous community||Castile-La Mancha|
|Municipality||Villalba del Rey|
|• Total||95 km2 (37 sq mi)|
|Elevation||791 m (2,595 ft)|
|• Density||7.0/km2 (18/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Villalba del Rey is a municipality located in the province of Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. It is part of the natural region of La Alcarria. According to the 2004 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 662 inhabitants.
- Formerly known as Villalba de Huete, it became independent in 1411 and acquired its present name.
- Local economy is based in agriculture, sheep husbandry and beekeeping; with the main produce being cereals, olive oil, sunflower oil, honey and wine.
- Immaculate Conception Hermitage: Simple gothic hermitage with square base.
- Assumption of Mary Church:Church of three naves and latin cross base from the 16th and 17th centuries. Inside, baroque altarpiece from the 18th century.
Local Holidays and Folklore
- Saint Sebastian: January 20.
- Holy Week: Traditional processions of Maundy Thursday, the Gathering and Good Friday.
- Saint Isidore the Laborer: May 15.
- Nuestra Señora de los Portentos: First Sunday in September.