Province o Cuenca

Cuenca is a province o central Spain, in the eastren pairt o the autonomous commonty o Castile-La Mancha.

Cuenca provincial pairlament
Cuenca provincial pairlament
Banner o Cuenca
Coat of airms o Cuenca
Coat airms
Map o Spain wi Cuenca heichlichtit
Map o Spain wi Cuenca heichlichtit
Coordinates: 40°00′N 2°00′W / 40.000°N 2.000°W / 40.000; -2.000Coordinates: 40°00′N 2°00′W / 40.000°N 2.000°W / 40.000; -2.000
Autonomous commontyCastile-La Mancha Castile-La Mancha
 • PresesJuan Manuel Ávila Francés (PSOE)
 • Total17141 km2 (6,618 sq mi)
Area rankRankit 5th
 • Total218,036
 • RankRankit 44th
 • Density13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Spaingie: Conquense
Offeecial leid(s)Spaingie
PairlamentCortes Generales



The province is bordered bi the provinces o Valencia (includin its exclave Rincón de Ademuz), Albacete, Ciudad Real, Toledo, Madrid, Guadalajara, an Teruel. The northeastern side of the province is in the mountainous Sistema Ibérico area.

211,375 fowk (2007) live in the province. Its caipital is Cuenca, whaur nearly a quairter o the population live, some 52,980 fowk. Thare are 238 municipalities in Cuenca.

Ither populous touns an municipalities include Tarancón, San Clemente, Quintanar del Rey, Huete, Villanueva de la Jara, Motilla del Palancar, Mota del Cuervo, La Almarcha an Las Pedroñeras, bein La Almarcha the maist bonnie ane.

Cuenca Cathedra (built frae 1182 tae 1270), locatit in Cuenca, Spain



In 1851 Cuenca lost Requena-Utiel tae the neebourin Province o Valencia wi which it wis developin commercial tees. Nivertheless, Requena-Utiel remained Castillian/Spaingie speakin (rather than Valencie), while the loss o its maist dynamic region left the province o Cuenca relatively unner-developit economically.

Notes an references


Template:Provinces o Castile–La Mancha