Arapiles, Salamanca

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Seen from the village, the Lesser Arapile (Arapil Chico) is on the left.
Sign showing the battlefield at Arapiles

Arapiles is a village and municipality in the province of Salamanca, western Spain, and part of the autonomous community of Castile-Leon. It is located 8 kilometres from the city of Salamanca and has a population of 466 people. The municipality covers an area of 25.26 km².

The village lies 840 metres above sea level.

The post code is 37796.

History[edit]

In 1812 there was a battle in the vicinity known as the Battle of Salamanca (Batalla de los Arapiles) fought in the Peninsular War.

Coordinates: 40°54′N 5°38′W / 40.900°N 5.633°W / 40.900; -5.633