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Guadalajara, town (1990 pop. 63,572), capital of Guadalajara prov., central Spain, in Castile–La Mancha, on the Henares River. Its economy is mainly agricultural. It flourished as a Roman colony and belonged to the Moors from the 8th to the 11th cent. It is the site of a military airfield

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