Castile an León

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Castilla an León
Castilla y León (Spainyie)
Autonomous Commonty
Banner o Castile an León
Flag
Coat o airms o Castile an León
Coat of arms
Map o Castile an León
Coordinates: 41°23′N 4°27′W / 41.383°N 4.450°W / 41.383; -4.450
Kintra  Spain
Caipital Valladolid (de facto[1])
Government
 • Preses Juan Vicente Herrera (PP)
Area(18.6% o Spain; Rankit 1st)
 • Total 94,222 km2 (36,379 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 2,510,849
 • Density 27/km2 (69/sq mi)
 • Pop. rank 6t
 • Percent 5.7% o Spain
Demonym
ISO 3166-2 CL
Offeecial leids Spainyie (Leonese an Galicie hae special status)
Statute o Autonomy 2 Mairch 1983
Parliament Cortes Generales
Congress seats 33 (o 350)
Senate seats 30 (o 264)
Website Junta de Castilla y León

Castile and León (Inglis /kæˈstl ən lˈn/; Spainyie: Castilla y León [kasˈtiʎa i leˈon] ( listen); Leonese: Castiella y Llión [kasˈtjeʎa i ʎiˈoŋ]; Galician: Castela e León [kasˈtɛla e leˈoŋ]) is an autonomous commonty in northwastrern Spain. It wis so constitutit in 1983 an it comprises the historical regions o León an Auld Castile (Spanish: Castilla la Vieja). It is the lairgest autonomous commonty in Spain, coverin an aurie o 94,223 square kilometres (36,380 sq mi) wi an offeecial population o aroond 2.5 million (2005).

The organic law o Castile an León, unner the Spainyie Constitution o 1978, is the region's Statute o Autonomy. The statute lays oot the basic laws o the region an defines a series o essential values an seembols o the inhabitants o Castile an León, such as their linguistic patrimony (the Castilian leid, which Scots speakers commonly refer tae simply as Spainyie, as well as Leonese an Galicie), as well as their historic, airtistic, an natural patrimony. Ither seembols alludit tae are the coat o airms, flag, an banner; there is allusion tae a regional anthem an aw, though as o 2009 nane haes been adoptit. Aprile 23 is designatit Castile an León Day, commemoratin the defeat o the comuneros at the Battle o Villalar durin the Revolt o the Comuneros, in 1521.

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