La Torre de Esteban Hambrán

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La Torre de Esteban Hambrán
Municipality
Coat of arms of La Torre de Esteban Hambrán
Coat of arms
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La Torre de Esteban Hambrán is located in Spain
La Torre de Esteban Hambrán
La Torre de Esteban Hambrán
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°10′7″N 4°13′7″W / 40.16861°N 4.21861°W / 40.16861; -4.21861Coordinates: 40°10′7″N 4°13′7″W / 40.16861°N 4.21861°W / 40.16861; -4.21861
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Castile-La Mancha
Province Toledo
Comarca Torrijos, Spain
Judicial district Torrijos
Founded Musulmana
Government
 • Alcalde Ángel Marinas Alonso (2007)
Area
 • Total 51 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation 560 m (1,840 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 1,758
 • Density 34/km2 (89/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Torreño, ña
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 45920
Website Official website

La Torre de Esteban Hambrán is a Spanish village and municipality in the province of Toledo in Castile-La Mancha. It is adjacent to the municipalities of Santa Cruz del Retamar, Méntrida, Casarrubios del Monte, and Las Ventas de Retamosa.

Origin of name[edit]

The village's name, which means "Tower of Esteban Hambrán" in English, may be derived from a 13th-century Muslim tower belonging to a Mozarab named Esteban Ambrán. The tower was used to communicate, by means of fire signals, with the distant Castle of Alamín.

History[edit]

The town was founded by the Romans in 171 BC, but little is known about the Roman era of the village. After the Reconquista, the area around the "Esteban Hambrán" tower became populated. In the early 15th century, the land belonged to Pero López de Ayala. The village was bought in 1436 by Álvaro de Luna. When some years later John II of Castile confiscated the place, the village became crown property.

Demography[edit]

The population was 1,756 in 2006.

Monuments[edit]

  • St. Anne's Chapel
  • St. Rochus' Chapel
  • St. Mary Magdalene's Parish Church
  • St. John the Evangelist's Franciscan Convent
  • Several fountains
  • Funeral Catafalque

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