El Bodón

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El Bodón
Village
Country Spain
Province Salamanca
Autonomous community Castilla y León
Elevation 793 m (2,602 ft)

El Bodón is a village and large municipality in the province of Salamanca, western Spain, part of the autonomous community of Castile-Leon. It is located 100 kilometres from the provincial capital city of Salamanca and has a population of 322 people.

Geography[edit]

The municipality covers an area of 60.74 square kilometres (23.45 sq mi). It lies 701 metres (2,300 ft) above sea level. The post code is 37520. The tour of the area is described by the English travel writer Richard Ford.[1]

History[edit]

During the Peninsular War, the village was the site of the Battle of El Bodón which was fought on 25 September 1811 between the French army and Anglo-Portuguese army under Thomas Picton.[2][3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ian Robertson Richard Ford 1796-1858: hispanophile, connoisseur and critic 2005 Page 335 "5. battlefield of Los Arapiles and Salamanca, and possible excursions to El Bodón and Fuenteguinaldo;"
  2. ^ The Peninsular War – 1811 - Wrexham County Borough Council "the British forces under the Welshman, Lt. General Picton, at El Bodón.
  3. ^ Peter Snow To war with Wellington: from the peninsula to Waterloo 2010 - Page 120 "The allies had a narrow escape at El Bodón, four miles south of the fortress city, on 24 September."

Coordinates: 40°29′N 6°34′W / 40.483°N 6.567°W / 40.483; -6.567