Ponferrada

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Ponferrada

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Coordinates: 42°32′40″N 2°54′10″W / 42.54444°N 2.90278°W / 42.54444; -2.90278Coordinates: 42°32′40″N 2°54′10″W / 42.54444°N 2.90278°W / 42.54444; -2.90278
Country Spain
Autonomous Community Castilla y León
Province León
Region El Bierzo
Founded 11th century
Government
 • Mayor J. C. López Riesco (PP)
Area
 • Total 283 km2 (109 sq mi)
Elevation 544 m (1,785 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 65,984
 • Density 233.15/km2 (603.9/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 244xx
Area code(s) 987

Ponferrada is a town and municipality of the Región of El Bierzo (province of León, Castilla y León, in Spain. About 66,000 people were living here as of 2005.

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