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capital cathedral león

42°38N 5°34W, pop (2000e) 146 000. Capital of León province, Castilla-León, NW Spain; at the junction of the Torio and Bernesga Rivers, 333 km/207 mi NW of Madrid; bishopric; capital of a mediaeval kingdom; railway; anthracite, glass, leather, iron, timber; cathedral (13th–14th-c), town walls, San Isidore, Monastery of St Mark; Fiestas of St John and St Peter (Jun), Foro and Oferta pageant in the cathedral (Aug).

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