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Castile may refer to:

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Central America

  • Castilla de Oro, 16th century Central American territory from the Gulf of Urabá, near today's Colombian-Panamanian border, to the Belén River

Peru

  • Governorate of New Castile, gubernatiorial region administered to Francisco Pizarro in 1528 by King Charles V, the region roughly consisted of modern Peru

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Ships

  • Spanish cruiser Castilla, Aragon-class unprotected cruiser of the Spanish Navy that fought in the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War

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Other

  • Castile soap, name used for soap made with olive oil originating from the Castile region of Spain
  • Castilla (Vino de la Tierra), Spanish geographical indication for wines located in the autonomous region of Castile La Mancha
  • Castille a fictional character in Phantom Brave.

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1911 encyclopedia

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Wiktionary

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Etymology

Supposedly from the many castles constructed in the region.

Proper noun

Singular
Castile

Plural
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Castile

  1. A medieval kingdom (or county) in the Iberian Peninsula.
  2. A vaguely defined region of central Spain.

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Castile or Castilia can mean:

  • Castile (historical region), an abstract and vaguely defined region in the geographical centre of Spain
  • Kingdom of Castile, the historical kingdom from the 9th to the 13th century
  • Crown of Castile, the historical Kingdom formed in 1230 from the union of the Kingdom of Castile and Kingdom of León
  • Castile-La Mancha, an autonomous community of Spain formed in 1982, composed of five provinces: Albacete, Ciudad Real, Cuenca, Guadalajara and Toledo
  • Castile and León, an autonomous community of Spain formed on February 25, 1983, composed of 9 provinces, six Castilian and three Leonese: León, Zamora, Salamanca, Ávila, Burgos, Palencia, Segovia, Soria and Valladolid
  • Old Castile, the political name of the region formed by Santander, Burgos, Logroño, Soria, Segovia, Ávila, Valladolid and Palencia. It had some territorial changes in its History, and had this name from 18th century to 1983. It no longer exists
  • New Castile, the political name of the region formed by Ciudad Real, Cuenca, Guadalajara, Madrid, Toledo and part of Albacete. It took this name in the 18th century and disappeared with democracy. It no longer exists
Other
  • Real Madrid Castilla, a Spanish football team. It is the reserve team of Real Madrid
  • Castile soap, a name used in English-speaking countries for soap made exclusively from vegetable oil
  • Castilia (butterfly), a butterfly genus
  • Castella, a kind of sponge cake popular in Japan. The name comes from the Portuguese phrase pão de Castella, meaning "bread from Castile"







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