Tierra del Pan

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Location of the comarca in the province of Zamora. Comarca de la Tierra del Pan (Zamora, Espana).svg
Location of the comarca in the province of Zamora.
Typical landscape of Tierra del Pan in Losilla, Santa Eufemia del Barco. Foto Panoramica de Losilla.JPG
Typical landscape of Tierra del Pan in Losilla, Santa Eufemia del Barco.

Tierra del Pan (Land of Bread) is a comarca located in the center of the province of Zamora, western Spain. It belongs to the Autonomous Community of Castile and León. The city of Zamora, capital of the province, is included in this comarca. [1]

Bread Staple food prepared from a dough

Bread is a staple food prepared from a dough of flour and water, usually by baking. Throughout recorded history it has been a prominent food in large parts of the world and is one of the oldest man-made foods, having been of significant importance since the dawn of agriculture.

Comarcas of Spain

In Spain traditionally and historically, some autonomous communities are also divided into comarcas.

Province of Zamora Province of Spain

Zamora is a province of western Spain, in the western part of the autonomous community of Castile and León. It is bordered by the provinces of Ourense, León, Valladolid, and Salamanca, and by Portugal.

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Despite of the strong identity of its inhabitants, this historical region has not been able to achieve the necessary legal recognition for its administrative development. Therefore its municipalities have resorted to organizing themselves in mancomunidad, the only legal formula that has allowed the region to manage its public municipal resources meaningfully. The comarca has a total of about 76,000 inhabitants.

Historical regions are geographic areas which at some point in time had a cultural, ethnic, linguistic or political basis, regardless of present-day borders. They are used as delimitations for studying and analysing social development of period-specific cultures without any reference to contemporary political, economic or social organisations.

The fundamental principle underlying this view is that older political and mental structures exist which exercise greater influence on the spatial-social identity of individuals than is understood by the contemporary world, bound to and often blinded by its own worldview - e.g. the focus on the nation-state.

Mancomunidad

In present-day Spain a mancomunidad is a free association or commonwealth of municipalities. A mancomunidad is a legal personality, and can exist either for a particular period to achieve a concrete goal or can exist indefinitely.

The Tierra del Pan comarca has a surface of 849.59 km². Its geography is typical of the Meseta Central.

Municipal terms

Algodre Place in Castile and León, Spain

Algodre is a municipality located in the province of Zamora, Castile and León, Spain. According to the 2004 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 181 inhabitants. It is north of Gallegos del Pan, south of Coreses and west of Molacillos.

Almaraz de Duero Municipality in Castile and León, Spain

Almaraz de Duero is a municipality located in the province of Zamora, Castile and León, Spain. According to the 2007 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 435 inhabitants.

Andavías is a municipality located in the province of Zamora, Castile and León, Spain. According to the 2004 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 458 inhabitants.

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Maragatería

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León (historical region) Historic region of Spain in Castile and León

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Aliste (comarca)

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Tarazona y el Moncayo Comarca in Aragon, Spain

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Coordinates: 41°36′32″N5°38′15″W / 41.6089°N 5.6375°W / 41.6089; -5.6375

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