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Toledo, Spain

municipality in central Spain

Toledo is a city in Spain with a population of 85,000. It is a historical city with a lot of monuments. The city was important from the Roman period to the 18th century. It is the capital of the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha and the Toledo province. Many famous people and artists were born or lived in this city, including Garcilaso de la Vega, Alfonso X and El Greco. A city in Ohio was named after this.

Toledo
City
Toledo at sunrise — The Alcázar on the left and Cathedral on the right dominate the skyline
Toledo at sunrise — The Alcázar on the left and Cathedral on the right dominate the skyline
Flag of Toledo
Flag
Coat of arms of Toledo
Coat of arms
CountrySpain Spain
Autonomous CommunityCastilla–La Mancha Castile–La Mancha
ProvinceToledo
ComarcaToledo
Partido judicialToledo
SettledPre-Roman
Government
 • MayorEmiliano García-Page Sánchez (PSOE)
Area
 • Land232.1 km2 (89.6 sq mi)
Elevation
529 m (1,736 ft)
Population
 (2012)INE
 • Total84,019
Postcode
45001-45009
Area code(s)+34
Websitehttp://www.ayto-toledo.org/
Map of Spain with Toledo shown in red

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Sinagoga del TránsitoEdit

 
Panoramic photo of Toledo

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Further readingEdit

  • Hannah Lynch (1898), Toledo, Mediaeval Towns, London: J.M. Dent & Co., OCLC 150311124

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