A historic city in the Castile and Leon community of western Spain, Salamanca lies about 200 kilometres to the west from Madrid. The city is set in hill country with the river Tormes running through it.
Maps of Salamanca
Maps of the city will show Salamanca’s Old Town as well as the rest of the urban centre. The terrain is hilly and area topographical maps show the surrounding mountains. Those travelling to Salamanca should keep a regional and city map with them as they tour the metropolis.
Geographic Features of Salamanca’s Landscape
Almedra Dam – Northwest from the city about 70-75 kilometres from Valencia, the dam is in the Salamanca Province. The reservoir behind the dam is over 85 square kilometres.
Forests – Although wooded areas are scarce, around Salamanca’s countryside and places like the Sierra de Francia forests do exist with evergreens and hardwoods like oak and ash.
Meseta Central – A huge plateau, Meseta averages an elevation of about 670 kilometres above sea level. Most of the Salamanca community sits on this plateau, and Meseta fills much of the heart of Spain.
Sierra de Francia – In the south of the Salamanca community and about 70 kilometres from the city of Salamanca, Sierra de Francia is a snow-covered mountain range with a national park and reserved area.
Tormes River – The Tormes River is a tributary of the Douro River flowing from Portugal through Spain for over 890 kilometres. The Tormes River runs through the city of Salamanca.