Alba de Tormes

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Alba de Tormes, Spain
Country Spain Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León Castile and León
Province Salamanca
Municipality Alba de Tormes
 • Total 46,51 km2 (1,796 sq mi)
Elevation 836 m (2,743 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 5,431
 • Density 114,84/km2 (29,740/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Alba de Tormes is a municipality in the province of Salamanca, western Spain, part of the autonomous community of Castile and León. The town is on the River Tormes upstream from the city of Salamanca. Alba gave its name to one of Spain's most important dukedoms. St Teresa of Ávila died at a convent she founded in the town and is buried there.

From the 12th to the 19th century, the monastery of San Leonardo was located outside the walls of Alba.


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Coordinates: 40°50′N 5°30′W / 40.833°N 5.500°W / 40.833; -5.500