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 (săl′ə-măng′kə, sä′lä-mäng′kä)
A city of west-central Spain west-northwest of Madrid. Founded by Celts and subsequently held by Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths, and Moors, after the Reconquista it became the site of one of Spain's first universities (founded 1218).
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(Spanish salaˈmaŋka)
(Placename) a city in W Spain: a leading cultural centre of Europe till the end of the 16th century; market town. Pop: 157 906 (2003 est)
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(ˌsæl əˈmæŋ kə)

a city in W Spain. 166,615.
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References in classic literature ?
Don Quixote asked Pedro to tell him who the dead man was and who the shepherdess, to which Pedro replied that all he knew was that the dead man was a wealthy gentleman belonging to a village in those mountains, who had been a student at Salamanca for many years, at the end of which he returned to his village with the reputation of being very learned and deeply read.
But, to make an end, not many months had passed after he returned from Salamanca, when one day he appeared dressed as a shepherd with his crook and sheepskin, having put off the long gown he wore as a scholar; and at the same time his great friend, Ambrosio by name, who had been his companion in his studies, took to the shepherd's dress with him.
He did not wish to deprive them of the pleasure of giving him a surprise, so he pretended not to see de Beausset and called Fabvier to him, listening silently and with a stern frown to what Fabvier told him of the heroism and devotion of his troops fighting at Salamanca, at the other end of Europe, with but one thought- to be worthy of their Emperor- and but one fear- to fail to please him.
"Vittoria, Salamanca, Toulouse, Waterloo, Moodkee, Ferozshah, an' Sobraon - that was fought close next door here, against the very beggars he wants us to join.
"Was there ever a battle won like Salamanca? Hey, Dobbin?
Es muy encomiable la tarea publicistica que lleva a cabo la Diputacion de Salamanca en muchos aspectos de la vida cultural, sea la etnografia, la poesia y la literatura, estudios de agricultura y economia, y desde luego de historia, todos ellos volcados sobre la provincia de Salamanca en alguna de las variantes enunciadas.
SARAHI ESPINOZA SALAMANCA has always been a dreamer --in more ways than one.
Donna Salamanca pleaded guilty in August to third-degree grand larceny, the Nassau County District Attorney said.
Post Salamanca (1994) and the 2006 UN Conventions, Kuppis, Hausstatter, and their contributors cite the need for clarity regarding the meaning of inclusive education.
Senior Superintendent Rex Dela Rosa, Sultan Kudarat Provincial Police Office director, said Maximo Salamanca was gunned down by suspected BIFF men after the group harassed a civilian community amid a clash with government troops.