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Castile

CASTILE   CASTILLA; Castille (French, but also used in English). County in northern Spain; A Kingdom which gradually extended into the greater part of the Iberian peninsula. It began as the County of Bardulia in the uppermost valley of the River … Continue reading

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Burgos

BURGOS Inland province (BU) in the north of Spain, named after its capital, which stands on the River Alanzón, a tributary of the Duero.   The province has a exclave around the town of Treviño – the Condado de Treviño – … Continue reading

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Bardulia

BARDULIA The original name of the County of CASTILE, before the towers and fortifications of the marcher county caused its renaming.   The original County lay along the upper reaches of the River Ebro and in the Cantabrian Mountains nearby.

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Ávila

ÁVILA Province (AV) in central Spain, west of Madrid, which was formed in the 18th century from Old Castile and and now belongs to the autonomous community of Castilla y León.   The south of the province is mountainous, the north … Continue reading

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