24 Facts About Albacete


Albacete is a city and municipality in the Spanish autonomous community of Castilla–La Mancha, and capital of the province of Albacete.

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Albacete was the main headquarters of the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War.

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Albacete is home to multinationals and has five large industrial zones, including Campollano, the largest industrial area of Castilla–La Mancha.

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Name Albacete is derived from the Andalusian name for the area, the city having been originally called in Arabic, which translates to "the plain" in reference to the plateau that characterizes the geography of the area.

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In 1240, Albacete capitulated to Ferdinand III, who had support from the Order of Santiago and knights from the land of Alarcon.

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The hamlet of Albacete was transferred from Alarcon to Chinchilla by Alfonso X in 1269.

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Albacete was granted the privilege of town in 1375 by Don Juan Manuel, prince of Villena, becoming independent from Chinchilla.

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Albacete is located in a strategic position between Madrid and the east coast of Spain and its agricultural wealth led to the growth of the borough during the next few centuries until Philip V granted permission for an annual fair .

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Albacete was granted the title of city through a Royal Decree issued in November 1862, during the reign of Isabella II.

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Albacete is located in the South-East of the Iberian Peninsula, in the plains of La Mancha, at an elevation of about 686 metres .

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The High Court, established in 1989, based on the Palace of Justice in Albacete, is divided into three rooms: the Chamber of Civil and Criminal, the Board of Administrative Litigation and the Room social.

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In 1999 there was segregation and subsequent emancipation of Pozo Canada of the municipality of Albacete, establishing itself as an independent municipality.

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City of Albacete has extensive industrial areas like the Business Park Campollano or Industrial Estate Romica, and industrial estates in the Automotive, the Aeronautics and Logistics Park of Albacete and the Science and Technology Park.

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Albacete has a long history as a city of business from the first half of the fourteenth century, partly through its agricultural and farming fair which became a meeting point for people of the southeast Spanish.

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City of Albacete facility has three universities, which offer a total of 41 different degrees:.

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City of Albacete is first order concerning military and defense facilities, housing important institutions nationally and internationally as the Pilot School TLP NATO, Los Llanos Air Base, 14 Wing's or Air Arsenal Albacete, generating thousands of jobs directly and indirectly.

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Albacete is a city of Spain with a larger area of parkland.

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Year after year, the Albacete Easter has gained more prestige, having been classified as Regional Tourist interest.

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Meanwhile, in the city of Albacete were born some great bullfighters like Damaso Gonzalez, or more currently Manuel Amador, Manuel Caballero and Miguel Tendero.

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Albacete craftsmanship is closely linked to the knife since the fifteenth century, and features a wide variety of ways that relate to their specific use.

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The typical Albacete knife has a spring mechanism or ratchet that differentiates it from the rest.

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Albacete cuisine is based on the finest ingredients such as meat manchego lamb and the manchego cheese or wines, whose derivatives create delight diners as crook, the zurracapote, the Marc or dove.

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The extensive municipality of Albacete has regular bus lines that connect the city from the bus terminal, with major centers.

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Estadio Carlos Belmonte Albacete has hosted five matches to date of the Spain national football team.

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