Guadalajara is a province of central Spain, in the northern part of the autonomous community of Castile la Mancha.
It is bordered by the provinces of Cuenca, Madrid, Segovia, Soria, Zaragoza and Teruel.
Its population is 177,761 (2002). Its capital is Guadalajara, where nearly 40% of the province's population lives.
There are 288 municipalities in Guadalajara, of which more than three-quarters are villages with populations less than 200.