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Alba de Tormes is a municipality in the province of Salamanca, western Spain, part of the autonomous community of Castile and León. The town is on the River Tormes upstream from the city of Salamanca. Alba gave its name to one of Spain's most important dukedoms, who had their ancestral seat in the Castillo de los Duques de Alba. St Teresa of Ávila died at a convent she founded in the town and is buried there.

Alba de Tormes
Panoramica of Alba de Tormes and the bridge over the river Tormes
Panoramica of Alba de Tormes and the bridge over the river Tormes
Official seal of Alba de Tormes
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Location in Salamanca
Location in Salamanca
Coordinates: 40°50′N 5°30′W / 40.833°N 5.500°W / 40.833; -5.500Coordinates: 40°50′N 5°30′W / 40.833°N 5.500°W / 40.833; -5.500
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCastile and León
ProvinceSalamanca
ComarcaTierra de Alba
Area
 • Total47 km2 (18 sq mi)
Elevation836 m (2,743 ft)
Population
 (2018)[2]
 • Total5,166
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.albadetormes.com

From the 12th to the 19th century, the monastery of San Leonardo was located outside the walls of Alba.

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  1. ^ a b "Municipio:Alba de Tormes". www.lasalina.es. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  2. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.