is a province
of central Spain
, in the western part of the autonomous community
of Castile-La Mancha
It is bordered by the provinces of Madrid, Cuenca, Ciudad Real, Badajoz, Cáceres, and Ávila.
Of the province's 546,538 people (2002), only about 1/9 live in the capital, Toledo, which is also capital of the autonomous community. The most populated city in the province is Talavera de la Reina with 83,793 inhabitants (2006).
The province contains 204 municipalities. The smallest municipality in Spain, Illán de Vacas, with a population of 8, is in Toledo province. See List of municipalities in Toledo.
The province shares the Parque Nacional de Cabañeros with Ciudad Real province.