Villavieja de Yeltes

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Villavieja de Yeltes
Skyline of Villavieja de Yeltes
Area
 • Total 50.84 km2 (19.63 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 967(INE)
 • Density 19.02/km2 (49.3/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CET (UTC+2)
Website http://www.villaviejadeyeltes.es/

Villavieja de Yeltes is a municipality in Salamanca, Castile and León, Spain.

Geography[edit]

The municipality is in the western portion of Castile and León, about 290 km from Madrid, at 738 meters above sea level. Its northern and eastern borders are formed by the Yeltes river, and its entire area is in the river's drainage basin. Its highest point is 828 meters above sea level, in La Berzosa.

History[edit]

The shores of the Yeltes river have been inhabited since prehistoric times, as indicated by artifacts found there. Megalithic-stage structures were scattered throughout the area, and many remains have been discovered from the medieval period.

Demographics[edit]

The population has fallen inexorably since 2001.

Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Population 1119 1113 1082 1029 1041 1022 989
Men 558 553 541 514 518 511 498
Women 561 560 541 515 523 511 491