Albacete, Castile-La Mancha, Spain

Economy

🇪🇸 Albacete is a city and municipality in the Spanish autonomous community of Castilla–La Mancha, and capital of the province of Albacete.

Lying in the south-east of the Iberian Peninsula, the area around the city is known as Los Llanos. Halfway between Madrid and the Mediterranean coast, it enjoys connections by motorway, railway (including AVE), and air (Albacete Airport). It is the largest municipality of Castilla–La Mancha. Albacete is the seat to the regional High Court of Justice.

The origins of the city are uncertain, with the earliest proof of settlement dating to the time of Al-Andalus, when the settlement was originally named البسيط (Al-Basīṭ), meaning "The Flat" in Arabic, referring to the flat land around. Albacete was the main headquarters of the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War.

Part of the historic region of La Mancha, Albacete has a reputation as producer of clasp knives. Its flat area and the removal of architectural barriers have reportedly made it one of the most accessible cities across the country.

Among the several festivities celebrated in the city, the September Feria de Albacete stands out, declared as festivity of "International Tourist Interest".

Albacete is home to multinationals and has five large industrial zones, including Campollano, the largest industrial area of Castilla–La Mancha. Albacete houses one of the campus of the University of Castilla–La Mancha, the Biomedical Campus of Albacete and the Technology Park of Albacete.

The aviation industry is one of the main economic engines of the city. Albacete hosts the School of TLP NATO pilots, Los Llanos Air Base, Ala 14 and the Air Maestranza Albacete. In addition, the city houses the Air and Logistic Park of Albacete, home to major companies.

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Economy Albacete is the premier economy of Castilla–La Mancha. The city currently bases its economy on the trade and services sector, being head of an extensive sales area of over 556,723 people from 154 municipalities scattered throughout the provinces of Albacete, Cuenca, Ciudad Real, Jaén, Alicante, Valencia and Murcia.

The city of Albacete has extensive industrial areas like the Business Park Campollano or Industrial Estate Romica, and also industrial estates in the Automotive (Ajusa Business Park), the Aeronautics and Logistics Park of Albacete and the Science and Technology Park. There are additionally several parks nearby towns in the metropolitan area.

Commercial activity is very important for the city and Albacete is the commercial capital of Castilla–La Mancha. Albacete has a long history as a city of business from the first half of the fourteenth century, partly through its agricultural and farming fair which became a meeting point for people of the south-east Spanish. Its geographical location and its good connections, coupled with the entrepreneurial character of its inhabitants have increased this capacity. It has a large and interesting exhibition calendar (Trade Fair of Albacete, IFAB) and a modern Congress Hall.

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Albacete, Castile-La Mancha, Spain 
<b>Albacete, Castile-La Mancha, Spain</b>
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Albacete has a population of over 173,329 people. Albacete also forms the centre of the wider Albacete Province which has a population of over 402,837 people. Albacete is the #335 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 2.3231 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores.

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Twin Towns, Sister Cities Albacete has links with:

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Antipodal to Albacete is: 178.15,-38.983

Locations Near: Albacete -1.85,38.9833

🇪🇸 Villena -0.85,38.633 d: 95  

🇪🇸 Cuenca -2.15,40.067 d: 123.2  

🇪🇸 Molina de Segura -1.2,38.05 d: 118.2  

🇪🇸 Tomelloso -3.017,39.15 d: 102.4  

🇪🇸 Elda -0.783,38.467 d: 108.9  

🇪🇸 Murcia -1.131,37.983 d: 127.6  

🇪🇸 Ontinyent -0.6,38.817 d: 109.7  

🇪🇸 Orihuela -0.933,38.083 d: 128  

🇪🇸 Lorca -1.691,37.681 d: 145.5  

🇪🇸 Elche -0.699,38.264 d: 128.1  

Antipodal to: Albacete 178.15,-38.983

🇳🇿 Gisborne 178.016,-38.659 d: 19977.2  

🇳🇿 Napier 176.9,-39.505 d: 19892.8  

🇳🇿 Hastings 176.843,-39.645 d: 19880.7  

🇳🇿 Rotorua 176.25,-38.133 d: 19824.8  

🇳🇿 Taupō 176.072,-38.687 d: 19832.1  

🇳🇿 Tauranga 176.154,-37.7 d: 19790  

🇳🇿 Palmerston North 175.61,-40.357 d: 19749.4  

🇳🇿 Cambridge 175.467,-37.883 d: 19751.3  

🇳🇿 Hamilton 175.28,-37.788 d: 19731.9  

🇳🇿 Masterton 175.664,-40.95 d: 19710.6  

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