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Salamanca province

Salamanca is a province of western Spain, in the western part of the autonomous community of Castile and León. It is bordered by the provinces of Zamora, Valladolid, Ávila, and Cáceres, and by Portugal.

353,110 people (2006) live in the province, of whom 45% live in the capital, Salamanca. There are 362 municipalities in the province, of which more than half are villages with fewer than 300 people.

There are Roman Catholic cathedrals at Salamanca and Ciudad Rodrigo.

See also

List of municipalities in Salamanca

Coordinates: 40°50′N 6°00′W / 40.833°N 6°W / 40.833; -6

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Salamanca is a province of western Spain, in the western part of the autonomous community of Castile and León. It is bordered by the provinces of Zamora, Valladolid, Ávila, and Cáceres, and by Portugal.

353,110 people (2006) live in the province, of whom 45% live in the capital, Salamanca. There are 362 municipalities in the province, of which more than half are villages with fewer than 300 people. The Leonese language is still spoken in northwestern rural areas.

There are Roman Catholic cathedrals at Salamanca and Ciudad Rodrigo.

See also

List of municipalities in Salamanca

Coordinates: 40°50′N 6°00′W / 40.833°N 6°W / 40.833; -6


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Salamanca [1] is a province of Castile-Leon (Spanish: Castilla y León), an autonomous region of Spain.

  • Salamanca - Capital of Salamanca (province)
  • Alba de Tormes
  • Guijuelo
  • Peñaranda de Bracamonte
  • Santa Marta de Tormes

Other destinations

Fuentes de Onoro,near Vilar Formoso,Ameida,Guardadistrict,Portugal.

Understand

The province of Salamanca is situated in the South-west corner of Castilla y León on the borders with Extremadura and Portugal, and covers an area of around 12,000 square kilometres (4,750 square miles). Around 350,000 people (2004) live in the province, 45% of whom live in the capital, Salamanca. There are 362 municipalities in the province, of which more than half are villages with under 300 people.

Salamanca lies on Spain's Northern Plateau (meseta), and forms part of the Duero river system where the Paleozonic soils, poorly suited to cultivation, have resulted in a landscape of pastures, dotted with trees and bushy undergrowth. Winters are long and summers short, and temperatures range from 6ºC to around 20ºC.

Salamanca is not a particularly wet province (annual rainfall: 300-600 mm/11-23 inches), except in the Southern mountain ranges which receive over 1,000 mm (39 inches) of rain a year. This difference means that the province has a great diversity of plant life, with oaks on the flat lands, bushes in the foothills and large swathes of forest in the sierra (mountains).

Talk

Along with Valladolid, inhabitants of Salamanca have the reputation of speaking the purest form of Castilian (Castellano) Spanish in Spain. For this reason Salamanca is enormously popular with people all over the world who want to learn Spanish.

Drink

There are a number of American style clubs and bars where high school students away from home for the first time party and drink. For a more authentic experience try to stay with Spaniards and party with them.

The Irish Rover is one of the most American, yet popular bars in Salamanca.

There are several different zones with a variety of bars. The punk, alternative, student area is around San Justo park. Van Dyke is a street away from the center with bars that all offer pinchos.

Get out

Zamora,Valladolid,Segovia,Avila,Aranjuez,Madrid,Caceres(Spain),Guarda, Pinhel,Sabugal,Almeida,Monsantto,Penamacor,Viséu,[[Coimbra,Aveiro,Porto,(Portugal).

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