Uclés is a municipality located in the province of Cuenca, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. According to the 2004 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 287 inhabitants.

Uclés, Spain
Monastery Headquarters of Saint Jacques Order, and the Templar Castle of Uclés
Monastery Headquarters of Saint Jacques Order, and the Templar Castle of Uclés
Official seal of Uclés, Spain
Seal
Country Spain
Autonomous communityCastile-La Mancha
ProvinceCuenca
MunicipalityUclés
Area
 • Total64 km2 (25 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total140
 • Density2.2/km2 (5.7/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

HistoryEdit

Inhabited since pre-Roman times, Uclés was very important during the Moorish period, as a part of the territorial division known as cora de Santaver which was one of the most important cities in that time period. It became the site of a cathedral, a mosque and baths. Its true importance was gained during the Reconquista (or Reconquest) when it became the seat of the Order of Santiago. The village gives its name to the area's wine region of Uclés DOP.[2]

BuildingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ Driscoll, Killian. "Guide to the Wine Regions of Spain, Part 2 - Uclés DOP". artobatours.com. Retrieved 27 December 2019.

Coordinates: 39°59′N 2°51′W / 39.983°N 2.850°W / 39.983; -2.850