Villavieja de Yeltes

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Villavieja de Yeltes
Municipality
Flag of Villavieja de Yeltes
Flag
Official seal of Villavieja de Yeltes
Seal
Location in Salamanca
Location in Salamanca
Coordinates: 40°52′1″N 6°28′0″W / 40.86694°N 6.46667°W / 40.86694; -6.46667Coordinates: 40°52′1″N 6°28′0″W / 40.86694°N 6.46667°W / 40.86694; -6.46667
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
Province Salamanca
Comarca El Abadengo
Government
 • Mayor Jorge Rodríguez Martín (PSOE)
Area[1]
 • Total 51 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 740 m (2,430 ft)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 838
 • Density 16/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 37260

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Municipio:Villavieja de Yeltes". www.lasalina.es. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  2. ^ "Salamanca: Población por municipios y sexo". www.ine.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-11-05.