El Bierzo

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El Bierzo
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 6.750°W / 42.667; -6.750Coordinates: 42°40′N 6°45′W / 42.667°N 6.750°W / 42.667; -6.750
Country Spain
Autonomous communityCastile and León
ProvinceLeón
CapitalPonferrada
Area
 • Total2,828 km2 (1,092 sq mi)
Population
 • Total134,729
 • Density48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Largest municipalityPonferrada

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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