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El Bodón

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 from the provincial capital city of Salamanca and has a population of 322 people.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Geography

The municipality covers an area of 60.74 km². It lies 701 metres above sea level. The post code is 37520. The tour of the area is described by the English travel writer Richard Ford.[1]

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.[2][3]

See also

List of municipalities in Salamanca

References

  1. ^ 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;"
  2. ^ The Peninsular War – 1811 - Wrexham County Borough Council "the British forces under the Welshman, Lt. General Picton, at El Bodón.
  3. ^ 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."


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