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Escudo de Salamanca.svg
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View of Salamanca
View of Salamanca
Flag of Salamanca
Coat of arms of Salamanca
Coat of arms
Location of Salamanca in Spain
Location of Salamanca in Spain
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
Province Salamanca
 • Mayor Alfonso Fernando Fernández Mañueco (Partido Popular)
 • Total 38.6 km2 (14.9 sq mi)
Elevation 802 m (2,631 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total metropolitan:213,399 city:154,462
 • Density 4,034/km2 (10,450/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) 34 (Spain) + 923 (Salamanca)

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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