Synonyme von region: Spanish provinces
ÁlavaAlbaceteAlhucemasAlicanteAlmeríaAsturiasa region and former kingdom of NW Spain, consisting of a coastal plain and the Cantabrian Mountains: a Christian stronghold against the Moors (8th to 13th centuries); rich mineral resources ÁvilaBadajozBalearicsBarcelonaBurgosCáceresCádizCantabriaa province and autonomous community in N Spain CastellónCeutaChafarinasCiudad RealCórdobaCuencaGironaGranadaa former kingdom of S Spain, in Andalusia: founded in the 13th century and divided in 1833 into the present-day provinces of Granada, Almería, and Málaga GualalajaraGuipúzcoaHuelvaHuescaJaénLa CorunaLa RiojaLas PalmasLeóna region and former kingdom of NW Spain, which united with Castile in 1230 LleidaLugoMadridMálagaMelillathe chief town of a Spanish enclave in Morocco, on the Mediterranean coast: founded by the Phoenicians; exports iron ore. Pop: 68 463 (2003 est) Murciaa region and ancient kingdom of SE Spain, on the Mediterranean: taken by the Moors in the 8th century; an independent Muslim kingdom in the 11th and 12th centuries NavarraOrensePalenciaPontevedraSalamancaSanta Cruz de TenerifeSegoviaSevillaSoriaTarragonaTeruela city in E central Spain: 15th-century cathedral; scene of fierce fighting during the Spanish Civil War. Pop: 32 304 (2003 est) ToledoValenciaa region and former kingdom of E Spain, on the Mediterranean Valladolida city in NW Spain: residence of the Spanish court in the 16th century; university (1346). Pop: 321 143 (2003 est) Vélez de la GomeraVizcayaZamoraZaragoza ▷ See region
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