6 Facts About Leon

1. Juan Ponce de Leon scoured Puerto Rico and Florida in his quest for the fountain of youth.

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2. Since 2004, Leon has a basketball team, Lechugueros, which plays in the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional.

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3. City of Leon is well known for its leather and footwear industry.

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4. Government of Leon is composed by the People's Party.

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5. In 1983 Leon was added to the neighbouring region of Castile, to form the Autonomous Community of Castile and Leon.

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6. In July 1936, during the Spanish Civil War, Leon joined the war against the Republicans.

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