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
, Ciudad Real
, 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; see a list of municipalities in Cuenca.