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Zamora

(thämō`rä), city (1990 pop. 63,436), capital of Zamora prov., NW Spain, in Castile and León, on the Duero River. It is a communications and agricultural marketing and processing center. Because of its strategic position, control of the city was contested during the Middle Ages, first between the Christians and Moors, then between León and Castile. Parts of the medieval fortifications are still preserved. There is a fine 12th-century Romanesque cathedral.
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Zamora

 

a city in northwestern Spain, in León; situated on the Duero River. Capital of the province of Zamora. Population, 49,000 (1970).

Zamora has a number of examples of romanesque architecture, including the cathedral (with a museum in its cloister) and the churches of San Cipriano, San Vicente, Santiago, la Magdalena, and Santa María de la Horta dating from the late 12th and early 13th centuries. The baroque church of La Encarnación dates from 1662. The city also has a provincial museum of fine arts, containing objects from the Renaissance and from the Roman, Visigothic, and medieval periods in Spain.

REFERENCE

Gómez Martínez, A. Zamora y su provincia. Barcelona [1958].
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Zamora

a city in NW central Spain, on the Douro River. Pop.: 65 639 (2003 est.)
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