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Salamanca, Spain
By:Albert Doug

The first association to this city is the University of Salamanca

The university was founded in 1218 by Alfonso IX of León and it is one of the oldest European universities.

It is the oldest university in Spain for sure. It receives up to 30,000 students per year. In particular, there are a lot of people who want to study Spanish language at this University because Salamanca’s inhabitants speak the purest Spanish language (called Castilian).

Salamanca is located in western Spain near the border with Portugal. The Old town of Salamanca is under UNESCO’s protection since 1988. The city of Salamanca is very popular for monumental sights.

Salamanca is the capital city of the province that holds the same name

Salamanca belongs to the autonomous community of Castile and Leon and it has about 150,000 inhabitants. Moreover, it lies at an altitude of 890 m above sea level.

This city was proclaimed as the “capital of cultureâ€






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