Salamanca

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Salamanca
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View of Salamanca
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Location of Salamanca in Spain
Location of Salamanca in Spain
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCastile and León
ProvinceSalamanca
Government
 • MayorAlfonso Fernando Fernández Mañueco (Partido Popular)
Area
 • Total38.6 km2 (14.9 sq mi)
Elevation802 m (2,631 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Totalmetropolitan:213,399 city:154,462
 • Density4,034/km2 (10,450/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)34 (Spain) + 923 (Salamanca)
Websitewww.salamanca.es

Salamanca is a city in central Spain. It is the capital city of the province with the same name. The city has a very important university started in 1218. It has two cathedrals and a famous Plaza Mayor (Main Square) built in the 18th century.

Frogs are a mascot of Salamanca. Souvenirs of frogs can be found in almost every shop in the Plaza Mayor.

The Battle of Salamanca was an important defeat for France in the Napoleonic Wars.

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