Plasencia

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Plasencia
Municipality

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Plasencia is located in Spain
Plasencia
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°02′N 06°06′W / 40.033°N 6.1°W / 40.033; -6.1
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Extremadura
Province Cáceres
Comarca Valle del Jerte
Government
 • Mayor Elia María Blanco Barbero (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 218 km2 (84 sq mi)
Elevation 352 m (1,155 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 41,447
 • Density 190.1/km2 (492.4/sq mi)
Demonym Placentinos
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10600

Plasencia is a walled market city in western Spain. As of 2010, it had a population of 41,447. It is on the bank of the Jerte River.

Culture[change | change source]

Tamborileros in the Plaza mayor of Plasencia

The specialities of the local cuisine include "migas" (breadcrumbs with Spanish sausage and bacon), casseroles, stews and tench, an exceptional freshwater game fish.

Festivals include:

  • June fair, at the beginning of the month
  • Martes Mayor, the first Tuesday of August
  • Procession and Festivities of la Virgen del Puerto Plasencia, first Sunday after Easter Sunday
  • Fair of the Cherry-tree in flower El Jerte Valley

Notable residents[change | change source]

Plasencia was the birthplace of: