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Palencia

(pälān`thēä), city (1990 pop. 77,464), capital of Palencia prov., N central Spain, in Castile and León. An industrial center with iron foundries, textile mills, and chemical plants, it was formerly noted for its woolen industry. Palencia was occupied by the Romans and sacked (6th cent.) by the Visigoths. It was recovered from the Moors in the 10th cent. and was in the 12th and 13th cent. a favorite residence of the kings of León. The first university in Spain was founded there (1212 or 1214) but was removed to Salamanca in 1238. There is a notable Gothic cathedral (14th–16th cent.) containing a fine collection of old Flemish tapestries and paintings by El Greco.

Palencia

a city in N central Spain: earliest university in Spain (1208); seat of Castilian kings (12th--13th centuries); communications centre. Pop.: 81 378 (2003 est.)
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As a chemical engineer I thought of a way of addressing that problem and help the university neutralize the odor and at the same time improve the quality of water near Estero de Balete,' Palencia said.
Hatague said the appeal of the mayors was endorsed to the Inter-Agency Committee on Illegal Drugs which will review the case of Palencia and Matinong on whether or not their supervisory powers over the local police should be restored.
Tamayo said the mayors were convinced Palencia did not own the bullets and rifle grenade supposedly found by the raiding team in his house and pig farm, respectively.
Davidson Cares provides support to local schools in the World Golf Village area, including Mill Creek Elementary, Wards Creek Elementary, Palencia Elementary and Pacetti Bay Middle School.
In "Star-Crossed," which premiered in February, Palencia plays Sophia, the alien sister to Roman, who has in "Romeo and Juliet" like form fallen in love with a human.
Special prosecutor Ignacio Carrillo Flores, director of the Fiscalia Especializada en Movimientos Sociales y Politicos del Pasado (FEMOSPP), filed genocide charges against Echeverria and Moya Palencia in 2004 (see SourceMex, 2004-10-20).
Palencia's schema for his history of Spain developed over time, but the final plan was for eight decads (groups of ten books, not years).
Tamayo said all the town mayors were convinced Palencia did not own the bullets and rifle grenade allegedly found by the raiding team in his home and piggery, respectively.
Palencia later told reporters he was awakened by the noise created by the raiding team as they barged into his compound in Punong Grande around 3 a.m.