Castile-La Mancha


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Castile–La Mancha

(kăstēl`–lä män`chə), autonomous community (2011 pop. 2,106,331), 30,680 sq mi (79,462 sq km), central Spain, encompassing the provinces of Albacete, Ciudad Real, Cuenca, Guadalajara, and Toledo. It was established as an autonomous community 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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Barcelona: Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Autonomous Community of Castile-La Mancha's (CLM) Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at 'BBB-' with Stable Outlooks.
We would like to thank Leovigildo Flox Morales, Environmental Agent from the Autonomous Government of Castile-La Mancha for their valuable help; also Pru Brooke-Turner who revised the English language style of this contribution.
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5 December 2011 - Fitch today downgraded to BBB+ from A the long-term foreign and local currency ratings of Spain's autonomous region of Castile-La Mancha.
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She also showed the red card to the regions of south eastern Murcia and central Castile-La Mancha. Because they have a "significant risk" of being unable to meet their deficit targets in 2010, they will not be allowed to issue bonds until they are back on track.