is a city (2003 pop. 50,000) in the autonomous community
of Castile-La Mancha
in central Spain
. It is the capital of the province of Cuenca
Its name may derive from Latin conca meaning "river basin" and referring to the gorge of the rivers Júcar[?] and Huécar[?]. Other alternative original names are contemplated, including "Anitorgis", "Sucro" or "Concava".
A beautiful and ancient city, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is famous for its casas colgadas (hanging houses) on the edge of the gorge of the river Júcar.
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