Olmedo de Camaces

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Olmedo de Camaces
Municipality
Location in Salamanca
Location in Salamanca
Coordinates: 40°52′45″N 6°37′25″W / 40.87917°N 6.62361°W / 40.87917; -6.62361Coordinates: 40°52′45″N 6°37′25″W / 40.87917°N 6.62361°W / 40.87917; -6.62361
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
Province Salamanca
Comarca El Abadengo
Government
 • Mayor Jesús Martín Vicente (People's Party)
Area[1]
 • Total 91 km2 (35 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 713 m (2,339 ft)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 111
 • Density 1.2/km2 (3.2/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 37292

Olmedo de Camaces is a village and large municipality in the province of Salamanca, western Spain, part of the autonomous community of Castile-Leon. It is located 95 kilometres (59 mi) from the provincial capital city of Salamanca and has a population of 111 people.

Basic History[edit]

Camaces Olmedo, cut across the river which gives its name, honors their patron Saint, George (23 April), with bullfights, as a local tradition.[3]

The township is bordered on the north by a quartzite hill range, bordering on Cerralbo and the former desert of Fuenlabrada.

The Picon de Olmedo, at a height of 797 metres (2,615 ft) and the Cerro de San Jorge, at a height of 825 metres (2,707 ft), are among the highest altitudes of the region.

At the base-line of these hills lie the landscapes of the 'peneplain' and 'charro' field. The meadow is oak-lined -and cattle herds of 'Morucha' graze on this meadow.

Geography[edit]

The municipality covers an area of 91 km2 (35 sq mi). It lies 713 metres (2,339 ft) above sea level and the post code is 37292.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Municipio:Olmedo de Camaces". www.lasalina.es. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  2. ^ "Salamanca: Población por municipios y sexo". www.ine.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  3. ^ http://olmedodecamaces.iespana.es/