Place:Salamanca, Salamanca, Castilla y León, Spain


Alt namesHelmanticasource: GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) p 11760; Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 345
Salamanticasource: Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 354
Salmanticasource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) X, 347
Located inSalamanca, Castilla y León, Spain
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Salamanca is a city in western Spain and is the capital of the Province of Salamanca in the autonomous community of Castile and León. The city lies on several rolling hills by the Tormes River. Its Old City was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. As of 2018, the municipality has a population of 143,978.

It is one of the most important university cities in Spain and supplies 16% of Spain's market for the teaching of the Spanish language. Salamanca attracts thousands of international students.

The University of Salamanca, founded in 1218, is the oldest university in Spain and the third oldest western university. Pope Alexander IV gave universal validity to its degrees. With 30,000 students, the university is, together with tourism, a primary source of income in Salamanca. It is on the Via de la Plata path of the Camino de Santiago.

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