Place:Castilla y León, Spain


NameCastilla y León
Alt namesCastile-Leon
Castile and Leonsource: Wikipedia
Castile-Leónsource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) II, 934-935
Castilla y Leónsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Castilla y Leónsource: Wikipedia
Castilla-Leónsource: Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 73
TypeAutonomous community
Coordinates41.5°N 5°W
Located inSpain
Contained Places
Burgos ( 1833 - )
Palencia ( 1833 - )
Soria ( 1833 - )
Zamora ( 1833 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Castile and León (;  ; Leonese: Castiella y Llión ;  ; ) is an autonomous community in north-western Spain. It was constituted in 1983, although it existed for the first time during the First Spanish Republic in the 19th century (León and the Kingdom of León appeared in 910 of the Kingdom of Castile appears in 1230 and again in 1230. It is the largest autonomous community in Spain and the third largest region of the European Union, covering an area of with an official population of around 2.5 million (2011).

The organic law of Castile and León, under the Spanish Constitution of 1978, is the bi-region's Statute of Autonomy. The statute lays out the basic laws of the region and defines a series of essential values and symbols of the inhabitants of Castile and León, such as their linguistic patrimony (the Castilian language, which English speakers commonly refer to simply as Spanish, as well as Leonese and Galician), as well as their historic, artistic, and natural patrimony (see Castilian people). Other symbols alluded to are the coat of arms, flag, and banner; there is also allusion to a regional anthem, though as of 2013 none has been adopted. It is the region of the world with the most World Heritage Sites, 8 in total.

April 23 is designated Castile and León Day, commemorating the defeat of the comuneros at the Battle of Villalar during the Revolt of the Comuneros, in 1521.

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