Cuenca is a province of central Spain, in the eastern part of the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha. It is bordered by the provinces of Valencia (including its exclave Rincón de Ademuz), Albacete, Ciudad Real, Toledo, Madrid, Guadalajara, and Teruel.
201,614 people (2002) live in the province. Its capital is Cuenca, where nearly a quarter of the population live. There are 238 municipalities in Cuenca.