|Province of Cáceres|
Provincia de Cáceres (Spanish)
Map of Spain with Province of Cáceres highlighted
|• Total||19,868 km2 (7,671 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 2nd|
|• Density||21/km2 (53/sq mi)|
The province of Cáceres ( US: // KAH-sə-rayss, Spanish: [ˈkaθeɾes] ) is a province of western Spain, and makes up the northern half of the autonomous community of Extremadura. Its capital is the city of Cáceres. Other cities in the province include Plasencia, Coria, Navalmoral de la Mata and Trujillo, the birthplace of Francisco Pizarro González. As of 2014 [update] , the province had 408,703 inhabitants, of whom a quarter lived in the capital. The Tagus river runs through the province.
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The northern natural border of the province is formed by the East-West running Sierra de Gredos which is part of the Sistema Central. The valleys North of Cáceres include the Valle del Jerte, the gorges of la Vera, the Ambroz Valley, and Las Hurdes with mountain rivers and natural pools. The southern border consists of the Montes de Toledo. The remainder of the province is a plain, through which the river Tagus and its tributaries run. The mountains are rich in wildlife, and in 1979 a nature park was created at Monfragüe.
The Sierra de Gredos is a mountain range in central Spain that spans the provinces of Ávila, Salamanca, Cáceres, Madrid, and Toledo. It is part of the much larger Sistema Central of mountain ranges. Its highest point is Pico Almanzor, at 2,592 metres and it has been declared a natural park by the Autonomous Community of Castile and León. The Sierra de Gredos is one of the most extensive mountain ranges of the Central System; it comprises five river valleys: the Alto Tormes, the Alto Alberche, the Tiétar Oriental, the Tiétar Occidental y la Vera, and the Valle del Ambroz. The first known inhabitants were the Vettones, a pre-Roman Celtic people. The central part of the range encomprises the Sierra de Gredos Regional Park.
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Valle del Jerte is a comarca and mancomunidad in the province of Cáceres, Spain. It contains the following municipalities:
The plain is fertile and irrigation is used to raise cereals, tobacco, tomatoes, peppers and cherries, as well as cattle and pigs as some of the most important agricultural products. The Gabriel y Galán dam one of 3 on the Alagón River produces most of the hydroelectric power for the province.
The was province formed in 1839, and is bordered by the provinces of Salamanca, Ávila, Toledo, and Badajoz in the south, and by Portugal in the west. As of 2014 [update] about a quarter of the 408,703 people in the province lived. Other cities in the province include Plasencia, Coria, Navalmoral de la Mata, Alcántara and Trujillo. It consists of 219 municipalities. Traditional comarcas without administrative function in Cáceres Province are Las Villuercas, Las Hurdes and Monfragüe. Las Hurdes was one of the poorest regions in Spain's history.The capital is the city of Cáceres, where
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Cáceres is a city in Extremadura, Spain. It is the capital of the Cáceres province. In 2014 its population was around 96,000. The municipality has a land area of 1,750.33 km2 (675.81 sq mi), the largest in Spain. The medieval walled city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also on the Vía de la Plata path of the Camino de Santiago.
Plasencia is a walled market city in the province of Cáceres, Extremadura, Western Spain. As of 2013, it has a population of 41,047.
The provinces main association football team is Cacereño, who currently play in the Segunda División B.
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Club Polideportivo Cacereño is a Spanish football team based in Cáceres, in the autonomous community of Extremadura. Founded in 1919, in season 2017-18 they were playing in group 14 of the Tercera División, holding home games at Estadio Príncipe Felipe, with a capacity of 6,500 seats.
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Extremadura is an autonomous community of the western Iberian Peninsula whose capital city is Mérida, recognised by the Statute of Autonomy of Extremadura. It is made up of the two largest provinces of Spain: Cáceres and Badajoz. It is bordered by the provinces of Salamanca and Ávila to the north; by provinces of Toledo and Ciudad Real to the east, and by the provinces of Huelva, Seville, and Córdoba (Andalusia) to the south; and by Portugal to the west. Its official language is Spanish.
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Toledo is a province of central Spain, in the western part of the autonomous community of Castile–La Mancha. It is bordered by the provinces of Madrid, Cuenca, Ciudad Real, Badajoz, Cáceres, and Ávila. Its capital is the city of Toledo.
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Trujillo is a municipality located in Extremadura, an autonomous community of Spain in the Province of Cáceres. It had 9,086 inhabitants. Originally settled on a granite knoll which was readily fortified, the town now extends to the south-east of its original site. Trujillo is both a centre for tourism, with over 25 hotels, and a regional market town.
Monfragüe is a Spanish national park noted for its bird-life. It is situated in the center of a triangle formed by Plasencia, Trujillo and the city of Cáceres within the province of Cáceres. Monfragüe is also a comarca of Extremadura, western Spain.
Las Hurdes is a comarca in the Sistema Central, at the northern end of the province of Cáceres in the Autonomous Community of Extremadura, Spain. A well-known historical region, Las Hurdes is currently a Site of Community Importance of the European Union.
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Hoyos is a municipality located in the province of Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain. According to the 2005 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 988 inhabitants. It is the administrative capital of the Sierra de Gata.
Navalmoral de la Mata is a municipality located in the province of Cáceres, Extremadura, western Spain. In 2016, the municipality had a population of 17,247 inhabitants.
Saucedilla is a municipality located in the province of Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain. According to the 2010 census (INE), it has a population of 859 inhabitants. It belongs to the Campo Arañuelo County, the capital of which is Navalmoral de la Mata.
Talayuela is a municipality located in the province of Cáceres, Extremadura, (Spain). Talayuela's name comes from "atalayuela", related to the Spanish word "Atalaya", which means "watch tower".
The Verata is a traditional Spanish breed of domestic goat. It is a dual-purpose breed, reared both for its meat and for its milk. It is named for, and is thought to originate in, the comarca of La Vera, in the province of Cáceres, in the northern part of the autonomous community of Extremadura in western central Spain. It is one of two traditional goat breeds in Extremadura, the other being the Retinta Extremeña.
Trasierra/Tierras de Granadilla, traditionally known as Tierras de Granadilla, is a comarca at the northern end of province of Cáceres in Extremadura, one of Spain's seventeen Autonomous Communities.
Nuñomoral is the head village of a municipality of the same name located in the center of the comarca of Las Hurdes, province of Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain. According to the 2006 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 1,494 inhabitants. The Hurdano River flows through the area.
Higuera, also known as Higuera de Albalat, is a Spanish municipality of the Province of Cáceres, in the autonomous community of Extremadura. The municipality covers an area of 40.54 square kilometres (15.65 sq mi) and as of 2011 had a population of 115 people.
Campo Arañuelo is a comarca in Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain. It contains the municipalities of Almaraz, Belvís de Monroy, Berrocalejo, Bohonal de Ibor, Casas de Miravete, Casatejada, El Gordo, Higuera de Albalat, Majadas, Mesas de Ibor, Millanes, Navalmoral de la Mata, Peraleda de la Mata, Romangordo, Rosalejo, Saucedilla, Serrejón, Talayuela, Tiétar, Toril, Valdecañas de Tajo, Valdehúncar. Notable for the Dolmen de Guadalperal, the "Spanish Stonehenge".