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Aledo is a municipality in the Region of Murcia, southern Spain.

Official seal of Aledo
Aledo is located in Spain
Location in Spain.
Coordinates: 37°47′45″N 1°34′24″W / 37.79583°N 1.57333°W / 37.79583; -1.57333
Country Spain
Autonomous community Murcia
Province Murcia
Comarca Bajo Guadalentín
Judicial party Totana
 • Mayor Simón Alcaraz Alcaraz
 • Total 49.74 km2 (19.20 sq mi)
Elevation 625 m (2,051 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,053
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Aledanos
Website Official website

It is home to a castle built during the early Middle Ages by the Moors, to command the Guadalentín valley. When the Taifa of Murcia was conquered by the Kingdom of Castile, it was assigned to the Order of Santiago, who renovated it and added the Torre del Homenaje.

Homenaje Tower (Torre del Homenaje) in Aledo Castle
Aledo Santa Maria Church

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