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Castile and León (Inglis /kæˈstl ən lˈn/; Spaingie: 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 (Spaingie: 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).

Castilla an León

Castilla y León (in Spaingie)
Banner o Castile an León
Banner
Coat o airms o Castile an León
Coat o airms
Map o Castile an León
Map o Castile an León
Coordinates: 41°23′N 4°27′W / 41.383°N 4.450°W / 41.383; -4.450
Kintra Spain
CaipitalValladolid (de facto[1])
Govrenment
 • PresesJuan Vicente Herrera (PP)
Area
(18.6% o Spain; Rankit 1st)
 • Total94,222 km2 (36,379 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Tot2,510,849
 • Density27/km2 (69/sq mi)
 • Pop. rank
6t
 • Percent
5.7% o Spain
Demonym
ISO 3166-2
CL
Offeecial leidsSpaingie (Leonese an Galicie hae special status)
Statute o Autonomy2 Mairch 1983
ParliamentCortes Generales
Congress seats33 (o 350)
Senate seats30 (o 264)
WabsteidJunta de Castilla y León

The organic law o Castile an León, unner the Spaingie 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 Spaingie, 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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