Province of Salamanca

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Flag of Salamanca
Coat of arms of Salamanca
Coat of arms
Map of Spain with Salamanca highlighted
Map of Spain with Salamanca highlighted
Coordinates: 40°49′N 6°00′W / 40.817°N 6.000°W / 40.817; -6.000Coordinates: 40°49′N 6°00′W / 40.817°N 6.000°W / 40.817; -6.000
Autonomous community Castilla y León
Capital Salamanca
 • President Francisco Javier Iglesias[1] (PP)
 • Total 12,349.95 km2 (4,768.34 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 16th
  2.45% of Spain
Population (2011)
 • Total 352,986
 • Rank Ranked 37th
 • Density 29/km2 (74/sq mi)
  0.75% of Spain
Demonym Spanish: Salmantino/a, Charro/a
Official language(s) Spanish, Leonese
Website Official website

Salamanca is a province of western Spain, in the western part of the autonomous community of Castile and León(Castilla y 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,[2] of which more than half are villages with fewer than 300 people.

There are Roman Catholic cathedrals at Salamanca and Ciudad Rodrigo.

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