Garcihernández

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Garcihernández
Termino municipal de Garcihernandez.svg
Location in Salamanca
Coordinates: 40°51′37″N5°25′57″W / 40.86028°N 5.43250°W / 40.86028; -5.43250 Coordinates: 40°51′37″N5°25′57″W / 40.86028°N 5.43250°W / 40.86028; -5.43250
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
Province Salamanca
Comarca Tierra de Alba
Government
  MayorÁngel Moro Pérez (People's Party)
Area
[1]
  Total48 km2 (19 sq mi)
Elevation
[1]
814 m (2,671 ft)
Population
 (2018) [2]
  Total464
  Density9.7/km2 (25/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
37810

Garcihernández is a village and municipality in the province of Salamanca, western Spain, part of the autonomous community of Castile-Leon. It is located 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the provincial capital city of Salamanca and has a population of 590 people.

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It was the location of the Battle of Garcia Hernandez in 1812, during the Peninsular War.

Geography

The municipality covers an area of 48 km2 (19 sq mi). It lies 814 metres (2,671 ft) above sea level and the post code is 37810.

Economy

The basis of the economy is agriculture. Garcihernández has resisted the large-scale abandonment of most of the villages of the Alba de Tormes area due to urban developments in the 1990s in Spain. Many people from Garcihernandez worked in masonry in the capital, or elsewhere, in these years and stayed living in their own village. So the emigration stopped.[ clarification needed ]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Municipio:Garcihernández". www.lasalina.es. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  2. Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.