Montiel


Montiel is a municipality of Spain located in the province of Ciudad Real, Castilla–La Mancha.[2] The municipality spans across a total area of 271.22 km2 and, as of 1 January 2020, it has a registered population of 1,294.[2]

Montiel
Coat of arms
Montiel
Montiel
Coordinates: 38°42′N 2°52′W
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCastilla–La Mancha
ProvinceCiudad Real
Area
  Total271.22 km2 (104.72 sq mi)
Elevation
900 m (3,000 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
  Total1,330
  Density4.9/km2 (13/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Montieleños
Postal code
13326
WebsiteOfficial website

History


On 5 March 1227, Ferdinand III donated the Estrella Castle to Pedro González, Grand Master of the Order of Santiago, so Montiel eventually became the head of the Campo de Montiel lands.[3] In 1243, Montiel was granted a fuero (a copy of Cuenca's) and a number of privileges by Grand Master Paio Peres Correia.[4]

The Battle of Montiel occurred at the town. It was also the place where Peter of Castile was killed by Henry of Trastamara.[5]

References


Citations
  1. Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. "Datos del Registro de Entidades Locales". Ministerio de Asuntos Económicos y Transformación Digital. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  3. Madrid Medina 2015, p. 69.
  4. Madrid y Medina 1989, p. 206.
  5. "Un sarcófago hallado en Montiel data de 1396". Castilla la Mancha (in Spanish). Europa Press (news agency). 21 October 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
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