Retortillo

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Retortillo
Escudo de Retortillo.svg
Seal
Termino municipal de Retortillo (Salamanca).svg
Location in Salamanca
Coordinates: 40°48′06″N6°21′35″W / 40.80167°N 6.35972°W / 40.80167; -6.35972 Coordinates: 40°48′06″N6°21′35″W / 40.80167°N 6.35972°W / 40.80167; -6.35972
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
Province Salamanca
Comarca Comarca de Ciudad Rodrigo
Subcomarca Campo del Yeltes
Government
  MayorManuel Francisco Hernández Prieto (PSOE)
Area
[1]
  Total65 km2 (25 sq mi)
Elevation
[1]
768 m (2,520 ft)
Population
 (2018) [2]
  Total198
  Density3.0/km2 (7.9/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
37495

Retortillo is a municipality located in the province of Salamanca, Castile and León, Spain.

Mine

A Uranium mine in Retortillo is proposed by Berkeley Minera, an Australian mining company. Being only 50 km to the Portugal–Spain border, a protest was held in Portugal by several Iberian protest groups, they oppose the mine and also marked twentieth anniversary of the mining disaster in Spain known as the Doñana disaster. The Portuguese government has asked the Spanish government for a meeting regarding the mine. [3] [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Municipio:Retortillo". www.lasalina.es. Retrieved 2017-11-02.
  2. Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  3. "Iberian environmentalists protest against uranium mine near border" . Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  4. "Portugal demands urgent uranium mine meeting with Spain" . Retrieved 7 May 2018.