Escalona

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Escalona
Municipality
Escalona del Alberche
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Flag of Escalona
Flag
Coat of arms of Escalona
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Escalona is located in Castilla-La Mancha
Escalona
Escalona
Location of Escalona within Castilla-La Mancha
Coordinates: 40°10′15″N 4°24′19″W / 40.17083°N 4.40528°W / 40.17083; -4.40528
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCastilla-La Mancha
ProvinceToledo
ComarcaTorrijos
Judicial districtTorrijos
FoundedVer texto
Government
 • AlcaldeÁlvaro Gutiérrez Prieto (2007)
Area
 • Total73 km2 (28 sq mi)
Elevation550 m (1,800 ft)
Population (2017 [1])
 • Total3,240
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Escaloneros
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code45910
Dialing code925
WebsiteOfficial website

Escalona is a municipality located in the north part of the province of Toledo, which in turn is part of the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha, Spain. According to the 2017 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 3,240 inhabitants, most of whom are settled in several housing estates such as Ribera del Alberche, Miragredos or Castillo de Escalona.

The town is settled alongside the right side of the river Alberche, in the comarca of Torrijos, which is a part of the historical region of New Castile.

The Mudéjar-style Castillo-Palacio de Escalona is the most characteristic building of the town, built in the 15th century.

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