Puente del Congosto

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Puente del Congosto
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Panoramic: Church and castle
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Seal
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Location in Salamanca
Coordinates: 40°30′7″N5°31′28″W / 40.50194°N 5.52444°W / 40.50194; -5.52444 Coordinates: 40°30′7″N5°31′28″W / 40.50194°N 5.52444°W / 40.50194; -5.52444
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
Province Salamanca
Comarca Comarca de Guijuelo
Subcomarca Alto Tormes
Government
  MayorJosé Victorino Delgado Hernández (People's Party)
Area
[1]
  Total34 km2 (13 sq mi)
Elevation
[1]
949 m (3,114 ft)
Population
 (2018) [2]
  Total227
  Density6.7/km2 (17/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
37748

Puente del Congosto is a municipality located in the province of Salamanca, Castile and León, Spain. As of 2016 the municipality has a population of 236 inhabitants. [3]

The name Puente del Congosto (Bridge of the Congosto) is apocopic from Puente del Arco Angosto (Bridge of the Narrow Arch). It references the bridge over the river Tormes on the road between Ávila and Ciudad Rodrigo. The bridge had a memorable narrow arch, from which only a side wall exists in the present days.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Municipio:Puente del Congosto". www.lasalina.es. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  2. Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  3. "Salamanca: Población por municipios y sexo". www.ine.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-11-06.