Las Pedroñeras

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Las Pedroñeras
Las Pedroñeras
Las Pedroñeras
Flag of Las Pedroñeras
Coat of arms of Las Pedroñeras
Coat of arms
Las Pedroñeras is located in Spain
Las Pedroñeras
Las Pedroñeras
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°26′59″N 2°40′23″W / 39.44972°N 2.67306°W / 39.44972; -2.67306
Country  Spain
Autonomous Community  Castile-La Mancha
Province Cuenca
Comarca La Mancha
 • Mayor Jose Manuel Tortosa Ruiz (PP)
 • Total 225 km2 (87 sq mi)
Elevation (AMSL) 745 m (2,444 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 7,180
 • Density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (GMT +2) (UTC+2)
Postal code 16220
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + 969 (Cuenca)

Las Pedroñeras is a small town and municipality in the province of Cuenca, in the central region of the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha, southwestern Spain.

It was founded around 1500, and it is believed that the name comes from "Pedro" (Stone in Spanish) + "Heras" (Farming Field in Spanish).

Las Pedroñeras has about 7000 people in the winter and 10,000 in the summer. Official data from INE is 7,058 inhabitants.

Typical products[edit]

The main activity is garlic farming and wine making. In Spain Pedroñeras is called the "Garlic Capital", because the good quality of its Ajos Morados (purple garlic), publicized on television by Karlos Arguiñano, a Spanish chef. Every summer the International Garlic Congress takes place in the town.

It is also known for a very highly rated restaurant.[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 39°27′N 2°40′W / 39.450°N 2.667°W / 39.450; -2.667