El Bodón

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El Bodón
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Location in Salamanca
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El Bodón
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°29′N6°34′W / 40.483°N 6.567°W / 40.483; -6.567 Coordinates: 40°29′N6°34′W / 40.483°N 6.567°W / 40.483; -6.567
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
Province Salamanca
Comarca Comarca de Ciudad Rodrigo
Subcomarca Campo de Robledo
Government
  MayorJuan José Oreja Sánchez (PSOE)
Area
[1]
  Total61 km2 (24 sq mi)
Elevation
[1]
701 m (2,300 ft)
Population
 (2018) [2]
  Total286
  Density4.7/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
37520

El Bodón is a village and large municipality in the province of Salamanca, western Spain, part of the autonomous community of Castile-Leon. It is located 100 kilometres (62 mi) from the provincial capital city of Salamanca and has a population of 293 people. [3]

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Geography

The municipality covers an area of 60.74 square kilometres (23.45 sq mi). It lies 701 metres (2,300 ft) above sea level. The post code is 37520. The tour of the area is described by the English travel writer Richard Ford. [4]

History

During the Peninsular War, the village was the site of the Battle of El Bodón which was fought on 25 September 1811 between the French army and Anglo-Portuguese army under Thomas Picton. [5] [6]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Municipio:Bodón (El)". www.lasalina.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  2. Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  3. "Salamanca: Población por municipios y sexo". www.ine.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  4. Ian Robertson Richard Ford 1796-1858: hispanophile, connoisseur and critic 2005 Page 335 "5. battlefield of Los Arapiles and Salamanca, and possible excursions to El Bodón and Fuenteguinaldo;"
  5. The Peninsular War – 1811 - Wrexham County Borough Council "the British forces under the Welshman, Lt. General Picton, at El Bodón.
  6. Peter Snow To war with Wellington: from the peninsula to Waterloo 2010 - Page 120 "The allies had a narrow escape at El Bodón, four miles south of the fortress city, on 24 September."