El Carpio, Valladolid
The municipality covers an area of 56.83 square kilometres (21.94 sq mi) and as of 2011 had a population of 1103 people.
During the Peninsular War, El Carpio was the site of the Duke del Parque's Spanish victory over General Kellermann's French troops at the Battle of Carpio (1809). At the southwestern tip of the province of Valladolid, bordering the province of Salamanca, the village, including its church and strategic 10th century fortress, once of great strategic importance, as it separated the kingdoms of Castilla and León, was completely destroyed by the French troops on 25 November 1809.
- "Valladolid: Población por municipios y sexo:Cifras oficiales de población resultantes de la revisión del Padrón municipal a 1 de enero de 2011". Instituto Nacional de Estadística. Archived from the original on 21 May 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
- (Spanish) Torreón de El Carpio Official web site. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
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