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Albacete is a city and municipality in southeastern Spain,
278 km southeast of Madrid, the capital of the province of Albacete
in the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha.
The municipality had a population of 164,771 in 2007.
The settlement was named Al-Basit, "the simple," by the Arabs.
The city has been known as a center for the manufacture of fine daggers,
scissors, and knives.
An assembly plant of Eurocopter, a subsidiary of EADS, began operation in 2007.
Although Albacete has never been considered a city with industrial tradition,
the industrial area in the city, known as Polígono de Campollano,
has recently been expanded as it's one of the biggest industrial
concentrations in Spain.
The local government is pushing to make Albacete a logistic center
in the Southeastern part of Spain.
Albacete, together with Ciudad Real, has one of the main campuses
of the University of Castilla la Mancha.
It's estimated that between 9,000 and 10,000 students study at any of the
schools that the regional university currently has in the city.
Albacete is not known as a tourist destination, but its sights include
the cathedral and the Museo de Albacete.
During the Spanish Civil War, it was the headquarters and
training camp of the International Brigades.
Albacete is home to the football team Albacete Balompié.
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