Tarancón is a municipality of Spain located in the province of Cuenca, Castilla–La Mancha. As of 2018, it has a population of 14,834, which makes it the second most populated municipality in the province.

Tarancón
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Tarancón is located in Spain
Tarancón
Tarancón
Tarancón is located in Castilla-La Mancha
Tarancón
Tarancón
Coordinates: 40°00′31″N 3°00′37″W / 40.00861°N 3.01028°W / 40.00861; -3.01028
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCastile-La Mancha
ProvinceCuenca
Area
 • Total106 km2 (41 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total14,990
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

HistoryEdit

The place's repopulation presumably dates back to the late 12th to early 13th century.[2] Throughout the rest of the middle ages, Tarancón was a hamlet belonging to the land of Uclés,[2] a dominion of the Order of Santiago after 1174. Uclés was granted township status in 1537.[2] It was granted the title of 'city' (ciudad) in 1921.[3]

ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ a b c Rivera Garretas 1985, p. 940.
  3. ^ "Tarancón: De villa a ciudad". La Tribuna de Cuenca. 24 April 2021.
Bibliography

Coordinates: 40°01′N 3°00′W / 40.017°N 3.000°W / 40.017; -3.000