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Castile-León

(–lāōn`), autonomous region (1990 pop. 2,330,333), N central Spain, encompassing the provinces of Valladolid, Burgos, León, Salamanca, Zamora, Palencia, and Segovia. It was established as an autonomous region in 1983. This region rests on the elevated central plateau and is traversed by the Douro river. Two of its provinces are close to the Portuguese border. Agriculture is the most important sector of the economy, consisting mostly of dry farming except in the irrigated lands of Valladolid and Léon. Crops include wheat, sugar beets, and potatoes. Animal husbandry is also important. Forestry is an industry found chiefly in the mountainous zones. The National Industrial Institute (Instituto Nacional de Industria) provided long-term loans and tax incentives in Valladolid in order to further industrialization there. About a quarter of the nation's hydroelectricity is generated in Salamanca and Zamona provinces. Residents of León, Zamora, and Salamanca speak the Leonese dialect. There is much migration from the region to the provincial capitals.
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Supplying Fuel type "C" for heating, bound for the non-university public schools, dependent on the Ministry of Education of the Junta de Castilla y Leon.
A lot of people from Barcelona and Aragon in the northeast, Castilla-La Mancha and Castilla y Leon in the centre, Valencia in the east, Andulcia in the south and Ectremadura in the west claimed that they had seen the fireball.
It uses mencia grapes from a Castilla y Leon vineyard in Spain.
The brothers seem to be unstoppable after their recent victories at Guzzini Challenger in Recanati, Italy and The Open Castilla y Leon in Segovia, Spain.
Rodriguez-Lazaro (Instituto Tecnologico Agrariode Castilla y Leon, Spain) offers an 18-chapter text on the application of real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in food science, particularly food safety and quality, for those in microbiology laboratories or involved in food microbiology or the detection of foodborne pathogens.
The organiser of the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon came to the Tour and our cook asked if he could bring some good meat.
of Essex, UK) Lopez-Poveda (Instituto de Neurociencias de Castilla y Leon, U.
MADRID: Spaniard Alberto Contador kept his pre-Tour de France preparations on track by winning the Tour of Castilla y Leon for the third time in his career Sunday.
Some worked at the US-owned Lear Corporation and Nachi group--who have bases in Castilla y Leon, and who were expected to receive assistance.
MADRID, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- ILOG, an IBM Company , today announced that Junta de Castilla y Leon, the government of the Castilla y Leon region in Spain, will be helping its citizens gain quicker access to benefits of a new dependent care law through the use of a new system built around IBM ILOG JRules.
The 37-year-old American broke his collarbone in four places during the first stage of Spain's Vuelta Castilla y Leon on Monday and returned to the United States to have surgery in Austin, Texas.
Not only did he come to grief in the Vuelta Castilla y Leon and shattered his collarbone into more pieces than a jigsaw but he promptly suggested his latest prang overshadowed his near-death experience of a decade ago.