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Badajoz
City
Top:Placa Alta (Alta Square), Second left:Ayuntaniento de Badajoz (Badajoz City Council), Second right:Porta de Palmas, Third left:Alcazaba de Badajoz, Third right:Torre de Espantaperros (Espantaperros Tower), Bottom:A twilight view of Guadiane River and Badajoz Real Bridge
Top:Placa Alta (Alta Square), Second left:Ayuntaniento de Badajoz (Badajoz City Council), Second right:Porta de Palmas, Third left:Alcazaba de Badajoz, Third right:Torre de Espantaperros (Espantaperros Tower), Bottom:A twilight view of Guadiane River and Badajoz Real Bridge
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Coat of arms of Badajoz
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Country  Spain
Autonomous Community  Extremadura
Province Badajoz
Comarca Tierra de Badajoz
Founded 875
Founded by Ibn Marwan
Area
 • Total 1,470 km2 (570 sq mi)
Elevation
 (AMSL)
185 m (607 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total 152,270
 • Rank 302
 • Density 103.6/km2 (268.3/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST (GMT +2))
Postal code
70862
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + 924 (Badajoz)

Badajoz (Extremaduran: Baajós) is the capital of the Badajoz Province in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. The population in 2011 was 151,565.

A major Napoleonic siege was fought here between Britain and France

Town twinning

  • Portugal Elvas, Portugal
  • Portugal Santarém, Portugal
  • Portugal Nazaré, Portugal
  • Brazil Blumenau, Brazil
  • Nicaragua Granada, Nicaragua

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