Aranjuez, also known as the Royal Estate of Aranjuez, is a metropolis and municipality, capital of the Las Vegas district, inside the southern part of the Community of Madrid, Spain. It is placed on the confluence of the Tagus and Jarama rivers, 42 kilometres south of Madrid, and 44 kilometres from Toledo. As of 2009, it had a populace of 54055. It is the seventeenth-biggest town inside the Community of Madrid and the independent community's biggest and maximum populous city center outside Greater Madrid Area. It has been one of the Royal Estates of the Crown of Spain because the times of Philip II in 1560.
Until 1752, handiest the royalty and the Aristocracy have been allowed to live in the town. The Cultural Landscape of Aranjuez became d a World Heritage Site through UNESCO in 2001. There are several theories approximately the starting place of the call. The maximum widely everyday one states that it comes from the Basque language, deriving from arantza. Another idea, attributed to Padre Martín Sarmiento, a Benedictine pupil who lived about a century after the founding father of Aranjuez, Philip II of Spain, claims the starting place to be from Latin Ara Jovis or Ara Iovia, because of this the altar of the Roman god Jupiter additionally called Zeus. However the pre-Roman derivation is usually favored.