Badajoz

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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
Coat of arms of Badajoz
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
CountrySpain
Autonomous CommunityExtremadura
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

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

A major Napoleonic siege was fought here between Britain and France

Town twinning[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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

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