Plasencia

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Plasencia
Skyline of Plasencia
Flag of Plasencia
Flag
Coat of arms of Plasencia
Coat of arms
Country Spain
Autonomous communityExtremadura
ProvinceCáceres
ComarcaValle del Jerte
Government
 • MayorElia María Blanco Barbero (PSOE)
Area
 • Total218 km2 (84 sq mi)
Elevation
352 m (1,155 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total41,447
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Placentinos
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
10600
WebsiteOfficial website

Plasencia is a walled market city in western Spain. As of 2010, it had a population of 41,447. It is on the bank of the Jerte River.

Culture[change | change source]

Tamborileros in the Plaza mayor of Plasencia

The specialities of the local cuisine include "migas" (breadcrumbs with Spanish sausage and bacon), casseroles, stews and tench, an exceptional freshwater game fish.

Festivals include:

  • June fair, at the beginning of the month
  • Martes Mayor, the first Tuesday of August
  • Procession and Festivities of la Virgen del Puerto Plasencia, first Sunday after Easter Sunday
  • Fair of the Cherry-tree in flower El Jerte Valley

Notable residents[change | change source]

Plasencia was the birthplace of: