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Badajoz is a province of western Spain, in the southern part of the autonomous community of Extremadura. It was formed in 1833. It is bordered by the provinces of Cáceres, Toledo, Ciudad Real, Córdoba, Sevilla, and Portugal.


With its area of 21 766 sq.km., it is the largest province in Spain. The other province of Extremadura, Cáceres, is the second largest.


Badajoz has a population of 662,808 (2002). Its capital is the city of Badajoz. Other cities in the province include Mérida, capital of the autonomous community. See also List of municipalities in Badajoz.


Topography

Although in many districts there are low ranges of hills, the surface is more often a desolate and monotonous plain, flat or slightly undulating. Its one large river is the Guadiana, which traverses the north of the province from east to west, fed by many tributaries; but it is only at certain seasons that the river-beds fill with any considerable volume of water, and the Guadiana may frequently be forded without difficulty. The climate shows great extremes of heat in summer and of cold in winter, when fierce north and north-west winds blow across the plains.


After Badajoz, the capital, the principal towns are Almendralejo, Azuaga, Don Benito, Jerez de los Caballeros, Mérida and Villanueva de la Serena). It also contains the historically interesting village of Albuera.




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Badajoz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (722 words)
Badajoz (formerly Badajos), the capital of the Spanish province of Badajoz in the autonomous community of Extremadura, is situated close to the Portuguese frontier, on the left bank of the river Guadiana, and the Madrid-Lisbon railway.
In 1031 it became the capital of a small Moorish kingdom (Emirate of Badajoz), and, though temporarily held by the Portuguese in 1168, it retained its independence until 1229; when it was captured by Alfonso IX of Castile and León.
Badajoz is the birthplace of the statesman Manuel de Godoy, the Duke of Alcudia (1767—1851), and of the painter Luis de Morales.
Badajoz (province) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (218 words)
Badajoz is a province of western Spain, in the southern part of the autonomous community of Extremadura.
Its one large river is the Guadiana, which traverses the north of the province from east to west, fed by many tributaries; but it is only at certain seasons that the river-beds fill with any considerable volume of water, and the Guadiana may frequently be forded without difficulty.
After Badajoz, the capital, the principal towns are Almendralejo, Azuaga, Don Benito, Jerez de los Caballeros, Mérida and Villanueva de la Serena).
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