Province of Cáceres

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Province of Cáceres
Provincia de Cáceres  (Spanish)
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Coordinates: 39°40′N6°00′W / 39.667°N 6.000°W / 39.667; -6.000 Coordinates: 39°40′N6°00′W / 39.667°N 6.000°W / 39.667; -6.000
Country Spain
Autonomous community Extremadura
Capital Cáceres
  Total19,868 km2 (7,671 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 2nd
  Rank Ranked
  Density21/km2 (53/sq mi)
Parliament Cortes Generales
Part of the Roman bridge at Alconetar, Caceres province Parte del puente romano Alconetar, Caceres.jpg
Part of the Roman bridge at Alconétar, Caceres province

The province of Cáceres ( US: /ˈkɑːsərs/ KAH-sə-rayss, [1] 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, the province had 408,703 inhabitants, of whom a quarter lived in the capital. [2] The Tagus river runs through the province. [3]

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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. [3]

Sierra de Gredos mountain range

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.

Sistema Central mountain range

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Valle del Jerte Comarca in Extremadura, Spain

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. [3]

Administrative divisions

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. [3] The capital is the city of Cáceres, where As of 2014 about a quarter of the 408,703 people in the province lived. [2] 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. [3]

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Cáceres, Spain Municipality in Extremadura, Spain

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 Municipality in Extremadura, Spain

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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CP Cacereño association football club

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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Notes and references

  1. "Cáceres". Merriam-Webster Dictionary . Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  2. 1 2 "Instituto Nacional de Estadistica" (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 "Cáceres". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 15 September 2014.

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