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Skyline of Caudete
Coat of arms of Caudete
Coat of arms
Caudete is located in Castilla-La Mancha
Location in Spain
Caudete is located in Spain
Caudete (Spain)
Coordinates: 38°42′16″N 0°59′17″W / 38.70444°N 0.98806°W / 38.70444; -0.98806
Country Spain
Autonomous Community Castile-La Mancha
ComarcaAltiplanicie de Almansa
 • MayorJosé Miguel Molla (PP)
 • Total142 km2 (55 sq mi)
Elevation557 m (1,827 ft)
 • Total10,003
 • Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST (GMT +2))
Postal code
Area code(s)+34 (Spain) + 967 (Albacete)

Caudete (Spanish pronunciation: [kau̯ˈðete]) is a municipality in Albacete, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. It has a population of 10.163 (From INE 2015) and is located at 38°42′00″N 000°58′59″W / 38.70000°N 0.98306°W / 38.70000; -0.98306Coordinates: 38°42′00″N 000°58′59″W / 38.70000°N 0.98306°W / 38.70000; -0.98306.

In the later stages of the reconquista, Caudete was at the focus of tensions between Castile and Aragon, since James I of Aragon conquered it from the Moors though it should have been reserved to Castile under the treaties of Tudilén and Cazorla. There were ongoing disputes between Caudete and nearby Villena over control of the Alhorines Valley, an important wheat-growing area.

Until the 19th century the dominant language in the municipality was Valencian Catalan with some aspects of Aragonese. Since then the region has undergone linguistic substitution by Spanish (Castilian) similar to what happened in the Valencian comarca of Vega Baja del Segura. Today the principal language is Castilian Spanish with some Valencian words. Caudete is famous for its Moros y Cristianos festival in September.

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  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.