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Ciudad Real (province)

Ciudad Real
Province

Coat of arms

Map of Spain with Ciudad Real highlighted

Coordinates: 39°00′N 4°00′W / 39.000°N 4.000°W / 39.000; -4.000Coordinates: 39°00′N 4°00′W / 39.000°N 4.000°W / 39.000; -4.000

Autonomous community Castile–La Mancha
Capital Ciudad Real
Government
 • President Nemesio de Lara Guerrero (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 19,813 km2 (7,650 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 3rd
  3.93% of Spain
Population (2005)
 • Total 506,864
 • Rank Ranked 30th
 • Density 26/km2 (66/sq mi)
  1.13% of Spain
Demonym Ciudarrealeños
Official language(s) Spanish
Website dipucr.es

The province of Ciudad Real (pronounced: [θjuˈðað reˈal]) is a province in the southwestern part of the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha, Spain. It is bordered by the provinces of Cuenca, Albacete, Jaén, Córdoba, Badajoz, and Toledo. It is partly located in the old natural region of La Mancha. Its capital is Ciudad Real.

The historical comarca Campo de Calatrava is located in the centre of the province.

Protected areas

The Tablas de Daimiel National Park is located in Ciudad Real and the Cabañeros National Park is shared with the Province of Toledo.

See also

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