New Castile

New Castile

noun
a region in central Spain: formerly a province. 27,933 sq. mi. (72,346 sq. km).
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New Castile
 
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a region and former province of central Spain. Chief town: Toledo

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new castile

historic provincial region, central upland Spain. It generally includes the area of the Moorish kingdom of Toledo annexed to the former kingdom of Castile in the 11th century AD. In modern Spanish geographic usage, New Castile as an administrative region included the provinces of Ciudad Real, Cuenca, Guadalajara, Madrid, and Toledo. Its area was 27,940 square miles (72,363 square km). After 1979 all but Madrid were incorporated into the new comunidad autonoma ("autonomous community") of Castile-La Mancha (q.v.). For history, see Castile.

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