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Castile–La Mancha

(kăstēl`–lä män`chə), autonomous region (1990 pop. 1,695,144), central Spain, encompassing the provinces of Toledo, Ciudad Real, Cuenca, Guadalajara, and Albacete. It was established as an autonomous region in 1982. It is in the historical region of New Castile. Its plains are drained by the Tagus and the Guadiana rivers, and it is bordered by the Iberian range, the Baetic range, and the Morena range. Agriculture fuels the region's economy; dry farming is important, as is animal husbandry. Chief among agricultural products are wheat, grapes, sunflowers, saffron, and cotton. Industry is little developed outside of Ciudad Real, where a petroleum refinery was built. Manufacturing occurs on a small scale and consists chiefly of the processing of primary materials. The region lacks adequate energy resources, although a nuclear reactor was established at Zorita de los Canes. The provincial capitals are the sites of most of the region's commercial activity. Migration to Madrid is common among young men looking for work. The National Museum of Abstract Art (1966) is found in Castile–La Mancha.
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Castilla-La Mancha Site is Major Milestone in Commercialization of Concentrator Photovoltaics
When the implementation is complete, SESCAM will receive detailed weather data from more than 200 weather stations located at helipads throughout the Castilla-La Mancha region, where installation is now underway.
The Project Consortium is composed of the VISILAB group at University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain), Movidius (Ireland), Awaiba (Portugal), DFKI (Germany), Thales (France), Fluxguide (Austria), nViso (Switzerland) and Evercam (Ireland).
Address for correspondence: Ursula Hofle, Instituto de Investigacion en Recursos Cinegrtieos, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Jtmta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain; email: ursula.
and Spanish government support and cooperation for renewable energy technology advancement plus strong regional support in Castilla-La Mancha are keys to the project's success.
With an appealing Road Show, that included seminars and wine tastings, the different Castilla-La Mancha wines visited the U.
of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain) note how the majority of software process improvement standards and models are aimed at larger organizations, even though the users are primarily small to medium-sized businesses.
CASTILLA, Spain, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Located south from the Castilian Plateau, some 60 kilometers from Madrid, and known as the homeland for Don Quixote, Castilla-La Mancha is the natural region with the largest extension in Spain, well known internationally and with the largest extension of vineyards in the world as over 530,000 hectares are dedicated to this purpose, which means that approximately half the territory is given over to grapevines.
Endesa has continued with the promotion of wind energy obtaining the regulatory approvals for new wind farms in Andalucia, Galicia, Aragon, Castilla-Leon and Castilla-La Mancha.