Puente del Congosto

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Puente del Congosto
Municipality
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
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
Province Salamanca
Comarca Comarca de Guijuelo
Subcomarca Alto Tormes
Government
 • Mayor José Victorino Delgado Hernández (People's Party)
Area[1]
 • Total 34 km2 (13 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 949 m (3,114 ft)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 236
 • Density 6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+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.[2]

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. ^ a b "Salamanca: Población por municipios y sexo". www.ine.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-11-06.