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Albacete

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Albacete is a city in southeastern Spain, 173 miles southeast of Madrid, the capital of the province of Albacete in the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha. The municipality had a population of 152,115 in 2002.

The settlement was named Al-Basit, "the plain," by the Moors. The city has been known as a center for the manufacture of fine daggers, scissors, and knives.

Albacete is not known as a tourist destination, but its sights include the new cathedral and the Museo de Albacete.

During the Spanish Civil War, it was the headquarters and training camp of the International Brigades.

Albacete is home to the football team Albacete Balompie, commonly known simply as Albacete.

See also

Albacete FC is the team of the place in the Spanish La Liga.

External links

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