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Castilla y León

CASTILLA Y LEÓN     Inland autonomous community in northwestern and northern Spain, whose first parliament was elected in 1983, and whose government is called the Junta de Castilla y León.   Its capital is Valladolid. Practically all the Communities of Spain are … Continue reading

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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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Belata

BELATA A province of Moslem Iberia, lying between the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tejo (Tagus), later forming the northern districts of the old Portuguese province of Estremadura and the southeast of Beira.   It was temporarily gained for the Kingdom … Continue reading

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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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Alcántara

ALCÁNTARA     Military religious Order in Spain, founded in the Kingdom of León, c.1175, as the Order of San Julián de Pereiro, which was a monastery close to Portugal and WSW of Salamanca.   The Order was linked at first with … Continue reading

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