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Castile-Leon

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Comunidad Autnoma de
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Capital Valladolid
Area
 – Total
 – % of Spain
Ranked 1st
 94,223 km²
 18,6%
Population
 – Total (2003)
 – % of Spain
 – Density
Ranked 6th
 2,480,369
 5.9%
 26.32/km²
Demonym
 – English
 – Spanish
 
Castillian, Leonese
castellano/a, leons/leonesa
Statute of Autonomy March 2, 1983
ISO 3166-2:ES CL
Parliamentary
representation

 – Congress seats
 – Senate seats
 33
 3
President Juan Vicente Herrera Campo (PP)
Junta de Castilla y Len (http://www.jcyl.es)

Castile and Leon (Spanish Castilla y Len) Astur-leons, Castiella y Llin, and in Galician language Castela e Len is an autonomous community of Spain, the country's largest. It is formed by the union of two ancient kingdoms: Kingdom of Old Castile and Kingdom of Len.

Castile and Leon is bordered to the north by Asturias and Cantabria, on the east by the Basque Country and La Rioja, to the southeast by the autonomous community of Madrid and Castile-La Mancha, to the south by Extremadura, and to the west by Portugal and Galicia.

Castile and Len is composed of the provinces of vila, Burgos, Len, Palencia, Salamanca, Segovia, Soria, Valladolid, and Zamora.

The capital of Castile and Len is in Valladolid, and its other best-known cities are Burgos, Salamanca, Len, and Segovia.

The Astur-Leonese language is spoken in the provinces of Len, Zamora and territories under Portuguese administration of Miranda de Douro and Sendim. Its geographical limits are the Galician-Portuguese in the West, and the Castilian (Spanish) languages in the South and East.

Universities in Castile-Leon

See also

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