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Toledo, Spain

by WCC on June 14, 2012

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Toledo is the capital of the Spanish province of Toledo and the autonomous region of Castile-La Mancha and is located 65 km south-southwest of Madrid on the River Tagus. The city had at first January (2011) 83.108 inhabitants and is the seat of the archbishopric of Toledo. Together with Segovia and Ávila it is one of the three historic cities around the Spanish capital.

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Toledo is located about 100 meters above the banks of the River Tagus, in the meanders deep into the rocks of the plateau south of the meseta was incised, and dominates the river crossing, which is now represented by a medieval bridge.

The city of Toledo is divided into 16 districts (barrios): Antequeruela, Azucaica, Benquerencia, Buena Vista, Casco Histórico, Cigarrales, Monte Sión – San Bernardo, Olivilla, Palomarejos, Pinedo, Salto del Caballo, San Anton, Santa Barbara, Santa Teresa, Valparaiso and Vistahermosa. The districts and Casco Histórico Antequeruela form the historic center within the city walls. Within the historic city center are districts such as Santa Clara and Santa Isabel.

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