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Castile-Leon

Castile-Leon (Spanish Castilla-León) is an autonomous community of Spain, the country's largest -- in fact, it is the largest subnational political division in the European Union.

Castile-Leon is bordered to the north by Asturias and Cantabria, on the east by the Basque Country and La Rioja, to the southeast by the autonomous community of Madrid and Castile-La Mancha, to the south by Extremadura, and to the west by Portugal and Galicia.

Castile-Leon is composed of the provinces of Ávila, Burgos, León, Palencia, Salamanca, Segovia, Soria, Valladolid, and Zamora.

The capital of Castile-Leon is Valladolid, and its best-known cities are Burgos, Salamanca, Leon, and Segovia.

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