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Cuenca

Cuenca 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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