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Valladolid is the capital of the autonomous region of Castile and Leon in the Northwest part of Spain. Castile y Leon is the biggest Region in Europe, with an average surface 58.000 sq. mi. (almost 4% of the EU territory)
The city is situated at the confluence of the Pisuerga and Esgueva rivers, and located within five winegrowing regions: Ribera Del Duero, Rueda, Toro, Tierra de León, and Cigales. Valladolid has a population of 307,052 people (2015 est.) making it northwestern Spain's biggest city. Its metropolitan area has a population of 413,000 people in 23 municipalities.
The automotive industry is one of the major motors of the city's economy since the founding of FASA in 1953 which would later become Renault España.
Valladolid is also integrated into the Spanish high-speed network AVE. The high-speed rail line connects Valladolid with Madrid, the Capital of Spain. There are also many highways that connect the city with the rest of the country to get to the North and South.
Nowadays the public urban bus company (AUVASA) operates as a network with 22 regular lines and 5 late night lines. The Old Town is made up of a variety of historic houses, palaces, churches, plazas, avenues and parks, and includes the National Museum of Sculpture or the Museum of Contemporary Art Patio Herreriano.
Among the events that are held each year in the city there are Holy Week, Valladolid International Film Week (Seminci), and the Theatre Festival and street arts (TAC).
Valladolid at a glance:
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 646511