Olmedo de Camaces

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Olmedo de Camaces is a village and large municipality in the province of Salamanca, western Spain, part of the autonomous community of Castile-Leon. It is located 95 kilometres from the provincial capital city of Salamanca and has a population of 151 people.

Basic History[edit]

Camaces Olmedo, cut across the river which gives its name, honors their patron Saint, George (23 April), with bullfights, as a local tradition.[1]

The township is bordered on the north by a quartzite hill range, bordering on Cerralbo and the former desert of Fuenlabrada.

The Picon de Olmedo, at a height of 797 meters and the Cerro de San Jorge, at a height of 825 meters, are among the highest altitudes of the region.

At the base-line of these hills lie the landscapes of the 'peneplain' and 'charro' field. The meadow is oak-lined -and cattle herds of 'Morucha' graze on this meadow.

Geography[edit]

The municipality covers an area of 90.54 km².

It lies 713 metres above sea level.

The post code is 37292.

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Coordinates: 40°53′N 6°37′W / 40.883°N 6.617°W / 40.883; -6.617