Many famous people and artists were born or have lived in Toledo, including Al-Zarqali, Garcilaso de la Vega, Eleanor of Toledo, Alfonso X and El Greco. It was also the place of important historic events such as the VisigothicCouncils of Toledo. As of 2010[update], the city has a population of 82,489 and an area of 232.1 km2 (89.6 sq mi).
The blue hour (from the French expression l'heure bleue) is the period of twilight each morning and evening where there is neither full daylight nor complete darkness. The time is considered special because of the quality of the light.