Yuncler

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Yuncler
Municipality
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Yuncler is located in Spain
Yuncler
Yuncler
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°2′26″N 3°54′13″W / 40.04056°N 3.90361°W / 40.04056; -3.90361Coordinates: 40°2′26″N 3°54′13″W / 40.04056°N 3.90361°W / 40.04056; -3.90361
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Castile-La Mancha
Province Toledo
Comarca La Sagra
Judicial district Illescas
Founded See text
Government
 • Alcalde Luis Miguel Martín Ruiz (2007)
Area
 • Total 18 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 534 m (1,752 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 3,332
 • Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Yunclereño,a o Yuncleroso, sa
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 45529
Official language(s) Castillian
Website Official website

Yuncler is a town and municipality in the Sagra shire, province of Toledo, Spain, 42 km to the south from the national capital, Madrid. It borders Villaluenga de la Sagra to the south, Yuncos and Cedillo to the north, Numancia to the northeast, Pantoja to the east and Cedillo to the west. It has an agricultural-based economy, with a recent surge in small businesses.

Etymology[edit]

Yunkler is derived from a moorish term, itself derived from junko meaning sedge. In 12th century documents it is named as Ocner, Yunquer and Yunkler.

Administration[edit]

After the 2007 elections, the local government consists of 6 council members from PSOE, 3 from APY and 2 from PP.

History[edit]

The first settlers were of Moorish origins, being mentioned in documents dating back to 1179.

Places of Interest[edit]

  • Labour house from the 19th century, declared historic and preserved intact, currently a hotel and restaurant named La Casa Grande.
  • Santa María Magdalena church, declared historic. Together with La Casa Grandeand the town hall (of modern construction) they form the church square (Plazuela de la Iglesia).

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