Alba de Tormes

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Alba de Tormes
Municipality
Panoramica of Alba de Tormes and the bridge over the river Tormes
Panoramica of Alba de Tormes and the bridge over the river Tormes
Official seal of Alba de Tormes
Seal
Location in Salamanca
Location in Salamanca
Coordinates: 40°50′N 5°30′W / 40.833°N 5.500°W / 40.833; -5.500Coordinates: 40°50′N 5°30′W / 40.833°N 5.500°W / 40.833; -5.500
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
Province Salamanca
Comarca Tierra de Alba
Area[1]
 • Total 47 km2 (18 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 836 m (2,743 ft)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 5,229
 • Density 114,84/km2 (29,740/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.albadetormes.com

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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  1. ^ a b "Municipio:Alba de Tormes". www.lasalina.es. Retrieved 2017-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Salamanca: Población por municipios y sexo". www.ine.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-10-25.