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Encyclopedia > Mérida, Spain

Mérida is the capital of the Spains fifty provinces (provincias) are grouped into seventeen autonomous communities (comunidades autónomas), in addition to two African autonomous cities (ciudades autónomas) (Ceuta and Melilla). ...autonomous community of Capital Mérida Area  – Total  – % of Spain Ranked 5th  41 634 km²  8,2% Population  – Total (2003)  – % of Spain  – Density Ranked 13th  1 073 050  2,6%  25,77/km² Demonym  – English  – Spanish  —  extremeño/a Statute of Autonomy February 26, 1983 ISO 3166_2 EX Parliamentary representation  – Congress seats  – Senate seats...Extremadura, The Kingdom of Spain or Spain ( Spanish: Reino de España or España; Catalan: Regne dEspanya; Basque: Espainiako Erresuma; Galician: Reino da España) is a country located in the southwest of Europe. ...Spain. It is situated in the In addition to its seventeen autonomous communities, Spain is divided into fifty provinces. ...province of Badajoz is a province of western Spain, in the southern part of the autonomous community of Extremadura. ...Badajoz and has a population of 50,780 (2002).


History

It was founded in the year Centuries: 2nd century BC _ 1st century BC _ 1st century Decades: 70s BC 60s BC 50s BC 40s BC 30s BC _ 20s BC _ 10s BC 0s 10s 20s 30s Years: 30 BC 29 BC 28 BC 27 BC 26 BC 25 BC 24 BC 23 BC 22 BC 21 BC 20...25 BC, with the name of Emerita Augusta (the name Mérida is a corruption of this) by order of Bust of Augustus Caesar Caesar Augustus ( Latin: IMP·CAESAR·DIVI·F·AVGVSTVS)¹ ( 23 September 63 BC – 19 August AD 14), known earlier in his life as Gaius Octavius or Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, was the first Roman Emperor and is traditionally considered the greatest. ...Emperor Augustus, to protect a pass and a This article is about the edifice. ...bridge over the Guadiana (Latin Anas, Spanish Guadiana, Portuguese Guadiana) _ one of the major rivers of Spain, part of it is the border with Portugal, ends in the Atlantic Ocean. ...Guadiana river. Two veteran See also Legion software and Legion forummer. ...legions were the former settlers: Legio V Alaudae, the larks, sometimes known as Gallica, was levied by Julius Caesar in 52 BC from native Gauls. ...V Alaudae and Legio X Gemina, the twin legion, was levied by Julius Caesar on 58 BC, for his invasion of Gaul. ...X Gémina. The city became the capital of This article concerns the Roman province. ...Lusitania A Roman province (Latin, provincia, pl. ...province, and one of the most important cities in the The Roman Empire is not the Holy Roman Empire (843_1806). ...Roman empire. Mérida preserves more important ancient The Romans adopted the external language of classical Greek architecture for their own purposes, which were so different from Greek buildings as to create a new architectural style. ...Roman monuments than any other city in Spain; because of this, the "Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida" is a Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ...World Heritage site.


Sights

Among the remaining Roman monuments are the Puente Romano, a bridge over the Guadiana (Latin Anas, Spanish Guadiana, Portuguese Guadiana) _ one of the major rivers of Spain, part of it is the border with Portugal, ends in the Atlantic Ocean. ...Guadiana river that is still used by pedestrians; an important fortification to defend the bridge, lately used by For other uses, see Arab (disambiguation). ...Arabs, called Alcazaba; the Temple of Diana; the remains of the The Roman Forum (Forum Romanum) was a central area of ancient Rome in which commerce, business, trading and the administration of justice took place. ...Forum, including the Arch of Trajan; the remains of the Map of downtown Rome during the Roman Empire, with Circus Maximus at the lower right corner The Circus Maximus in an ancient arena and mass entertainment venue located in Rome, Italy. ...Circus Maximus; the Acueducto de los Milagros ( This article is about the structure aqueduct, for the racecourse see Aqueduct Racetrack. ...aqueduct); a The Roman Empire contained many villas which were rather like country houses, though suburban villas on the edge of cities were known, such as the Middle and Late Republican villas that encroached on the Campus Martius, then on the edge of Rome. ...villa called the Mitreo; the Embalse de There is also an asteroid 26 Proserpina and a character in Larry Nivens Known Space universe called Proserpina. ...Proserpina and Cornalvo reservoirs; the The term circus originates from Latin and can mean several things: A public equipped space for shows and other spectacles of the Classical period (e. ...Circus, the The name amphitheatre (alternatively amphitheater) is given to a public building of the Classical period (being particularly associated with ancient Rome) which was used for spectator sports, games and displays. ...Amphitheatre and the Categories: Ancient Roman architecture | Theatre | Historical stubs ...Roman Theatre where a summer festival of Classical theatre is presented, usually with versions of Greco_Roman classics or modern plays located in ancient times. One can also visit the Morerías archaeological site and many others all around the city, and watch digging in progress, as well as the Museo Nacional de Arte Romano.


Miscellaneous

The city of Mérida in The Yucatán Peninsula separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico. ...Yucatán, The United Mexican States or Mexico ( Spanish: Estados Unidos Mexicanos or México; regarding the use of the variant spelling Méjico, see section The name below) is a country located in North America, bordered to the north by the United States of America, to the southeast by Guatemala and Belize, to...Mexico, was named after Mérida in Spain.


 
 

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