La Albuera

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La Albuera
Municipality
La Albuera 2011.jpg
Coat of arms of La Albuera
Coat of arms
La Albuera is located in Extremadura
La Albuera
La Albuera
Location of La Albuera within Extremadura
Coordinates: 38°42′58″N 6°49′26″W / 38.71611°N 6.82389°W / 38.71611; -6.82389
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Extremadura
Province Badajoz
Comarca Tierra de Badajoz
Judicial district Badajoz
Government
 • Mayor Manuel Antonio Díaz González (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 26.4 km2 (10.2 sq mi)
Elevation 253 m (830 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 1,986
 • Density 75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Albuereños
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 06170
Website Official website

La Albuera is a village southeast of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain. As of 2009 it had a population of c. 2,000 inhabitants.

History[edit]

It was scene of the Battle of Albuera (May 16, 1811) between Spanish, Portuguese and British troops under William Carr Beresford and the French ones led by Marshal Soult, in the course of the Peninsular war.

Geography[edit]

Located south of the city of Badajoz and next to the Spanish borders with Portugal, La Albuera is, along with Guadiana del Caudillo,[1] an enclave entirely surrounded by the municipal territory of Badajoz.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 4094691 (x a j h) Guadiana del Caudillo on OpenStreetMap
  2. ^ 1809124 (x a j h) La Albuera on OpenStreetMap
  3. ^ 342316 (x a j h) Badajoz on OpenStreetMap

External links[edit]

Media related to La Albuera at Wikimedia Commons