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Badajoz

city in Extremadura, Spain

Badajoz (Extremaduran: Baajós) is the capital of the Badajoz Province in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. The population in 2011 was 151,565.

Badajoz
City
Top:Placa Alta (Alta Square), Second left:Ayuntaniento de Badajoz (Badajoz City Council), Second right:Porta de Palmas, Third left:Alcazaba de Badajoz, Third right:Torre de Espantaperros (Espantaperros Tower), Bottom:A twilight view of Guadiane River and Badajoz Real Bridge
Top:Placa Alta (Alta Square), Second left:Ayuntaniento de Badajoz (Badajoz City Council), Second right:Porta de Palmas, Third left:Alcazaba de Badajoz, Third right:Torre de Espantaperros (Espantaperros Tower), Bottom:A twilight view of Guadiane River and Badajoz Real Bridge
Flag of Badajoz
Flag
Coat of arms of Badajoz
Coat of arms
Badajoz is located in Spain
Badajoz
Badajoz
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 38°52′44″N 6°58′1″W / 38.87889°N 6.96694°W / 38.87889; -6.96694Coordinates: 38°52′44″N 6°58′1″W / 38.87889°N 6.96694°W / 38.87889; -6.96694
Country Spain
Autonomous Community Extremadura
ProvinceBadajoz
ComarcaTierra de Badajoz
Founded875
Founded byIbn Marwan
Government
 • MayorFrancisco Javier Fragoso (PP)
Area
 • Total1,470 km2 (570 sq mi)
Elevation
 (AMSL)
185 m (607 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total152,270
 • Rank302
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST (GMT +2))
Postal code
70862
Area code(s)+34 (Spain) + 924 (Badajoz)
Websitewww.aytobadajoz.es

A major Napoleonic siege was fought here between Britain and France

Town twinningEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Cinco ciudades hermanas" (in Spanish). Hoy.es. Retrieved 9 July 2013.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Badajoz at Wikimedia Commons