Province o Cáceres

The province of Cáceres (pronoonced: [ˈkaθeɾes]) is a province o wastren Spain, in the northren pairt o the autonomous commonty o Extremadura. It is bordered bi the provinces o Salamanca, Ávila, Toledo, an Badajoz in the sooth, an bi Portugal in the wast.[1] It was formed a province in 1833. In 1229 Alfonso IX conquered the province from the Moors.[1]

Province o Cáceres

Provincia de Cáceres
Map o Spain wi Province o Cáceres heichlichtit
Map o Spain wi Province o Cáceres heichlichtit
KintraSpain
Autonomous commontyExtremadura
CaipitalCáceres
Area
 • Total19,868 km2 (7,671 sq mi)
Aurie rankRankit 2nd
 • RankRankit
PairlamentCortes Generales
Pairt o the Roman brig at Alconétar, Caceres province

Its caipital is the ceety o Cáceres. Ither ceeties in the province include Plasencia an Trujillo, the birthplace o Francisco Pizarro. As o 2012, the province haed a population o 413,597, o whom a quairter live in the caipital.[2] The Tagus river runs through the province.[1]

Geografie an EconomyEedit

Except the northren an soothren pairts the whole o the province is plain an growthie aurie uised for agricultur an pig raising. Cereals, tobacco, tomatoes an peppers are some o the maist important agricultural products. The watter o river Tagus an its tributars is uised for irrigation. The northren an soothren pairts are muntainous an shapit bi Central an Toledo muntains.[1] These auries are rich in terms o wildlife an a natur pairk wis creatit at Monfrague in 1979. Gabriel y Galán dam wis made on the Alagón River tae fulfill the pouer demands o the province. Cattle rearin is a important activity an aw. The province is well kent for several important cherry pickin regions.[1]

Admeenistrative diveesionsEedit

The province o Cáceres is dividit intae 219 municipalities. Thare are tradeetional comarcas in Cáceres Province an aw, like Las Villuercas an Las Hurdes, but these daena hae hintle offeecial recogneetion. Las Hurdes wis ane o the poorest region in Spain's history.[1]

Notes an referencesEedit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Cáceres". Encyclopedia Brittanica. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  2. "Instituto Nacional de Estadistica" (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 September 2014.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)

Freemit airtinsEedit

Coordinates: 39°40′N 6°00′W / 39.667°N 6.000°W / 39.667; -6.000