Puente del Congosto

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Puente del Congosto
Panoramic: Church and castle
Panoramic: Church and castle
Flag of Puente del Congosto
Flag
Official seal of Puente del Congosto
Seal
Location in Salamanca
Location in Salamanca
Coordinates: 40°30′7″N 5°31′28″W / 40.50194°N 5.52444°W / 40.50194; -5.52444Coordinates: 40°30′7″N 5°31′28″W / 40.50194°N 5.52444°W / 40.50194; -5.52444
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCastile and León
ProvinceSalamanca
ComarcaComarca de Guijuelo
SubcomarcaAlto Tormes
Government
 • MayorJosé Victorino Delgado Hernández (People's Party)
Area
 • Total34 km2 (13 sq mi)
Elevation949 m (3,114 ft)
Population
 (2018)[2]
 • Total227
 • Density6.7/km2 (17/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
37748

Puente del Congosto is a municipality located in the province of Salamanca, Castile and León, Spain. As of 2016 the municipality has a population of 236 inhabitants.[3]

The name Puente del Congosto (Bridge of the Congosto) is apocopic from Puente del Arco Angosto (Bridge of the Narrow Arch). It references the bridge over the river Tormes on the road between Ávila and Ciudad Rodrigo. The bridge had a memorable narrow arch, from which only a side wall exists in the present days.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Municipio:Puente del Congosto". www.lasalina.es. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  2. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Salamanca: Población por municipios y sexo". www.ine.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-11-06.