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Title: Higueruela  
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Subject: Wind farms in Spain, Quiteria, Wind power in Spain, Barrax, Albatana
Collection: Municipalities of the Province of Albacete, Populated Places in the Province of Albacete, Wind Farms in Spain
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Higueruela is a municipality located at 43 km east of Albacete, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. It has a population of 1,350. The land surface is around 205.4 km² and its population density is calculated at 6.5/km².[1]

The Higueruela Park features 244 Wind turbines[2] and it was the biggest wind farm in the world for some time.[3] The Park was built in 1999, and it has an installed capacity of 161 MW.

Between May 21 and 24, the village celebrates Patron Saint Quiteria's day while Saint Barbara's day is celebrated every August.[4]

See also

External links

  • Pictures
  • Pictures with history - (Spanish)
  • Villagers find riches in 'the wind and the stone'

References and notes

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  2. ^ La Higueruela, La mayor instalación eólica del mundo ubicada - (Spanish)
  3. ^ Renewable energy - p.11
  4. ^ Higueruela - (Spanish)

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