Castile-La Mancha

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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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On the other hand, Aragon, Castile La Mancha, Catalonia, Murcia, Navarre, and La Rioja are other regions that according to the Chenery-Watanabe classification could also have an impact on other regional economies through imports.
These include Andalusia: Canary Islands, Estremadura, and Murcia; The Basque Country: Navarre and Rioja; Madrid: Castile Leon, Castile La Mancha, and Estremadura; or Galicia: Asturias, Castile Leon, and Cantabria.
Aragon, Balearic Islands, Castile La Mancha, Murcia, Navarre, and La Rioja, on the other hand, are regions with markedly strong backward impact on interregional commercial flows to cover an additional unit in their home demand.
We try to find out the position each AR is in with regard to enterprise creation and cessation in relation to the Spanish average: (AN) Andalusia, (AR) Aragon, (AS) Asturias, (BL) the Balearic Islands, (CN) the Canary Islands, (CB) Cantabria, (CL) Castile and Leon, (CM) Castile La Mancha, (CT) Catalonia, (CV) Valencian Community, (EX) Extremadura, (GA) Galicia, (MT) Madrid, (MC) Murcia and (RI) Rioja.
Later, the Moslems were to propagate different varieties, such as Verdial de Velez Malaga, and a spurt of 18th-century planting spread Cornicabra, a variety from Toledo, around Castile La Mancha.
234,745 acres) Andalusia, Extremadura, Castile La Mancha.