Oropesa, Spain

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Oropesa - square tower.jpg
Flag of Oropesa
Oropesa is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°55′N 5°11′W / 39.917°N 5.183°W / 39.917; -5.183Coordinates: 39°55′N 5°11′W / 39.917°N 5.183°W / 39.917; -5.183
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Castile-La Mancha
Province Toledo
Comarca Campana de Oropesa
Judicial district Talavera de la Reina
 • Alcalde Juan Antonio Morcillo Reviriego (2007)
 • Total 337 km2 (130 sq mi)
Elevation 425 m (1,394 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 2,940
 • Density 8.7/km2 (23/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Oropesano, na
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 45560
Dialing code 925
Official language(s) Castillian
Website Official website

Oropesa is a Spanish town in the province of Toledo. The town of 2,872 is famous for its castle-turned-parador, which was built in 1402. The parador was formerly the residence of the Toledo family of nobles. This includes Francisco de Toledo, Count of Oropesa, who became the Viceroy of Peru.

The town has a yearly celebration in April called "Jornadas Medievales", or "Medieval Days", which plays off the presence of the Castle in Oropesa.


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