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Full nameBurgos
Settlement typeCity
Autonomous communityCastile and León Castile and León
MayorJavier Lacalle
Total Area41.7 sq mi (108 km2)
Elevation2808.4 ft (856 m)
Total Population178574 (2010)
Other information
Distances122 km to Valladolid
244 km to Madrid
RiversArlanzón, Vena, Pico, Cardeñadijo

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Burgos (-esˈbuɾɣos, c-enUKˈbʊərgɒs, c-enUSˈbʊərgoʊs) is a city of northern Spain, historic capital of Castile. It is situated at the edge of the central plateau, with about 178,966 inhabitants in the city proper and another 20,000 in its suburbs. It is the capital of the province of Burgos, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. The Burgos Laws or Leyes de Burgos first governing the behaviour of Spaniards towards natives of the Americas were promulgated there in 1512.

The city forms the principal crossway of north Spain, remarked by the Camino de Santiago, which goes throughout all the city, parallel to the Arlanzón river.

It has a wide number of historic landmarks, set apart specially by the Cathedral of Burgos, Las Huelgas Reales Monastery and the Cartuja of Miraflores.

The Museum of Human Evolution was opened in 2010, unique in its kind across the world and projected to become one of the top 10 visited museums in Spain.

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