León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Its city population of around 200.000 makes it the largest municipality in the province, accounting for more than one quarter of the province's population.
The province of Leon is part of the comunidad Castilla-Leon. This area in Spain is known as “The Land of the Castles”, unsurprisingly then, most of the towns and cities are filled with extraordinary architecture.
Castile-Leon has incredibly beautiful forests and has over 30 protected natural spaces, set in spectacular scenery. The weather is warm and dry during the summer, and cold in the winter.
This region isn’t particularly popular with expats, and it’s worth a note to say that it’s said that the native people here don’t quite share the same Spanish politeness, and it’s quite a good idea to know a lot of Spanish before you relocate.
Castile-Leon also has one of the highest unemployment rates in the EU. (source: https://indalotransport.com/moving-to-spain-regions-guide-for-expats/)
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