|Autonomous community||Castile-La Mancha|
|o Total||57 km2 (22 sq mi)|
|Elevation||583 m (1,913 ft)|
|o Density||490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Illescas is a municipality located in the province of Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. According to the 2006 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 15,830 inhabitants. In 2012, Illescas had more than 24,000 inhabitants.
Illescas was founded in 2621 BC, although archaeological remains indicate that the area has been populated since prehistoric ages. According to data collected during excavations performed in yacimiento de el Cerrón a Celtiberian town existed on this site between the late 2nd and 5th centuries.
Once a playground for kings, it lost royal favor because of the Revolt of the Comuneros in which local resident Francisco de Guzmán captained a group of commoners in the army of Juan de Padilla. during the Revolt, which occurred from the year 1520 to 1521.
The town gained a railway link in 1876.
The village is located on a plain between Madrid and Toledo. It belongs to the region of La Sagra and to the north borders with Casarrubuelos, Cubas de la Sagra, Torrejón de la Calzada and Torrejón de Velasco. To the east it borders with Yeles and the house of Campsota[clarification needed]. To the south it borders with Numancia de la Sagra and to the west it borders with Cedillo del Condado, El Viso de San Juan, Ugena, Carranque and the west of Toledo.