Province o Guadalajara

Guadalajara (pronoonced: [ɡwaðalaˈxaɾa] frae Arabic wādi al-ħajāra (وادي الحجارة), "streambed/glen o stanes") is a province o central/north-central Spain, in the northren pairt o the autonomous commonty o Castile-La Mancha. It is bordered bi the provinces o Cuenca, Madrid, Segovia, Soria, Zaragoza, an Teruel. Guadalajara is a muntainous place, the eastren side o the province is in the Sistema Ibérico aurie, while the Sistema Central rises in the wastren pairt.

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Coordinates: 40°50′N 2°30′W / 40.833°N 2.500°W / 40.833; -2.500Coordinates: 40°50′N 2°30′W / 40.833°N 2.500°W / 40.833; -2.500
Autonomous commontyCastile-La Mancha Castile–La Mancha
 • Total12167 km2 (4,698 sq mi)
Area rankRankit 17t
 • Total259,537
 • RankRankit 42nt
 • Density21/km2 (55/sq mi)
 0.52% of Spain
Demonym(s)Guadalajareño / Guadalajareña
Offeecial leid(s)Spainyie
PairlamentCortes Generales

Its population is 213,505 (2006). The aurie o the province covers 12.190 km². Its caipital is Guadalajara, whaur nearly 35% o the province's population lives. Thare are 288 municipalities in Guadalajara, o which mair nor three-quairters are veelages wi populations less nor 200.

Frae 16 tae 20 Julie 2005 the province wis devastatit bi a forest fire, kent as the incendio de Guadalajara. Eleven firefechters dee'd efter a blowup. The fire wis caused bi hikers barbecuin.


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