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Bailén (formerly Baylen in English) is a town in the province of Jaén, Spain.

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History

There is a convent that dates from 729.

In 1808, during the Peninsular War, it was the site of a series of clashes (the Battle of Bailén) at which General Castaños defeated General Pierre Dupont.[1]

Industries

The town has many quarries, resulting in a reputation for craft products.

Notes

  1. ^ Chandler, p. 618

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Coordinates: 38°06′N 3°46′W / 38.1°N 3.767°W / 38.1; -3.767


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