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Flag of Palencia
Coat of arms of Palencia
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Country Spain
Autonomous community  Castile and León
Capital Palencia
 • Total 8,052 km2 (3,109 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 29
  1.6% of Spain
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 • Rank Ranked 46th
Official language(s) Spanish
Parliament Cortes Generales
Website Diputación de Palencia

Palencia is a province of northern Spain. It is bordered by the provinces of León, Cantabria, Burgos, and Valladolid.

Of the population of 176,125 (2002), 45% live in the capital, Palencia which is located on the Canal de Castilla. There are 191 municipalities in the province.

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