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La Mancha

Historic landscape in the center Spain, geographically known as Castilla-La Mancha (Castilla-La Mancha) and formerly as Castile-La Nueva. The region is just under 80,000 square kilometers to the north Castile and Leon (Old Castile) and the southern Andalusia the third largest in Spain. La Mancha and the region to the west Extremadura count to the huge plateau landscape Meseta, It became famous mainly through the writer Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) and his novel "Don Quixote de la Mancha". In the huge plain with the typical windmills there are extreme climatic conditions with frosty winters below 20 ° C minus and very dry summers with often over 40 ° C (the Moorish name "Manxa = dry land" is very apt in Spanish it means "the stain").

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