Albacete älbäthā´tā [key], city (1990 pop. 129,002), capital of Albacete prov., SE Spain, in Castile–La Mancha. Under the Moors, Albacete was a part of the Kingdom of Murcia, with which it was incorporated (1269) into Castile. An agricultural and transport center, the city is in a wine-producing region. Its products include wine, clothing, tools, and flour.

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