El Bierzo

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El Bierzo


Coat of arms
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
 • Total 2,828 km2 (1,092 sq mi)
 • 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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