Castilla-La Mancha

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Castilla–La Mancha is an autonomous community of Spain. It is bordered by Castile and Leon, Madrid Community, Aragon, Valencia, Murcia, Andalusia, and Extremadura. It is one of the most sparsely populated of Spain's autonomous communities. Its capital city is Toledo, and its most populous city is Albacete.

The population of Castilla-La Mancha is 2,121,888, so just over 2 million people.

Castill-La Mancha contains the provinces: Albacete Province, Ciudad Real Province, Cuenca Province, Guadalajara Province, and Toledo Province. In history, Castilla–La Mancha was formerly grouped with the province of Madrid into New Castile (Castilla la Nueva), but with the advent of the modern Spanish system of autonomous regions (Estado de las autonomías), it was separated due to great demographic disparity between the capital and the remaining New-Castilian provinces. Also, distinct from the former New Castile, Castilla–La Mancha added the province of Albacete, which had been part of Murcia; adding Albacete placed all of the historic region of La Mancha within this single region.


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