El Bierzo

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El Bierzo
Comarca
Flag of El Bierzo
Flag
Coat of arms of El Bierzo
Coat of arms
Location of El Bierzo within the province of León
Location of El Bierzo within the province of León
Coordinates: 42°40′N 6°45′W / 42.667°N 6.75°W / 42.667; -6.75Coordinates: 42°40′N 6°45′W / 42.667°N 6.75°W / 42.667; -6.75
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
Province León
Capital Ponferrada
Area
 • Total 2,828 km2 (1,092 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 134,729
 • Density 47.641/km2 (123.390/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Largest municipality Ponferrada

El Bierzo is a shire in the province of León, Spain. The capital is the town of Ponferrada. Other major towns are Bembibre and Villafranca del Bierzo.

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