Medellín, Spain

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Medellín is a village in the province of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain. It is notable as the birthplace of Hernán Cortés in 1485 and the site of the Battle of Medellín, during the Peninsular War. 38°57′52.71″N 5°57′29.56″W / 38.9646417°N 5.9582111°W / 38.9646417; -5.9582111

The city was named after the Roman general Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius who founded it as a military base for his operations in western Iberia. It was originally called Metellinum.

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