Location in Salamanca
|Autonomous community||Castile and León|
|• Mayor||Jesús María Ortiz Fernández (People's Party)|
|• Total||38 km2 (15 sq mi)|
|Elevation||730 m (2,400 ft)|
|• Density||12/km2 (30/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Barruecopardo is a village and municipality in the province of Salamanca, western Spain, part of the autonomous community of Castile-Leon. It has a population of 504 people and lies 730 metres (2,400 ft) above sea level.
The post code is 37255. Barruecopardo mine is a tungsten mine in the vicinity.
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