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ALMODOVAR DEL CAMPO, or ALMODOVAR

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 714 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ALMODOVAR DEL CAMPO, or ALMODOVAR, a town of Spain, in the province of Ciudad Real, 18 m. S.S.W. of Ciudad Real, on the northern side of the Sierra de Alcfdia. Pop. (1900) 12,525. Almod6var was a Moorish fortress in the middle ages, but contains little of antiquarian interest. It owes its modern prosperity to the nearness of the valuable Puertollano coal-field, 3 M. S. by a branch of the Madrid-Badajoz-Lisbon railway. Its manufactures are lace and linen and it has a brisk trade in live-stock, oil and wine. South of the Sierra lies thg Alcildia valley, owned by the crown, and. used as pasture for immense flocks of sheep.
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