Badajoz (UK: / ˈ b æ d ə h ɒ z /, US: / ˌ b ɑː ð ɑː ˈ h oʊ s,-ˈ h oʊ θ,-ˈ h ɔː ð, ˌ b ɑː d ə ˈ h oʊ z /, Spanish: [baðaˈxoθ]; formerly written Badajos in English) is the capital of the Province of Badajoz in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain.
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Badajoz es un municipio y ciudad española, capital de la provincia homónima, en la comunidad autónoma de Extremadura. Con una población de 150 984 habitantes (2020), es el término municipal más poblado de la comunidad autónoma así como el mayor centro económico y de servicios de esta.
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The province of Badajoz is a province of western Spain located in the autonomous community of Extremadura. It was formed in 1833. It is bordered by the provinces of Cáceres in the north, Toledo, Ciudad Real in the east, Córdoba in the south-east, Seville, and Huelva in the south and Portugal in the west. With an area of 21,766 km2, it is the largest province in Spain. The other province of Extremadura, Cáceres, is the second largest with 19,868 km² in area. The province has a relatively...
The province enjoyed great prominence during the Roman empire when Mérida was made one of the capital cities. When the Visigoth period ended and the Moors had invaded Spain, the Ibn-al-Aftas dynasty established a great cultural and scientific centre in the province. Many of the explorers who set out to conquer the New World under Alfonso IX were from this province.
Although many districts have low ranges of hills, the surface is more often a desolate and monotonous plain, flat or slightly undulating. Its one large river is the Guadiana, which traverses the north of the province from east to west, fed by many tributaries; but it is only at c
The Province of Badajoz is divided into 165 municipalities. After Badajoz, the capital, the main towns in the province are Almendralejo, Azuaga, Don Benito, Olivenza, Jerez de los Caballeros, Mérida, Zafra, Montijo and Villanueva de la Serena. There are also traditional comarcas
The province of Badajoz has 673,559 inhabitants, with a population density in 2018 of 31.07 inhabitants/km², below the national average. It is the twenty-third most populated province in the country, just behind Toledo. It exceeds in almost 280 000 inhabitants to Cáceres, the other Extremaduran province. 22.26% of its inhabitants live in the city of Badajoz, which, with a population of 150702, stands out as the most populated urban centre in the province. The next city by population is ...
The economy of the province is based on tourism and agriculture. Some of the popular tourist destinations of the province include Badajoz, Fregenal de la Sierra, Jerez de los Caballeros, Llerena, Mérida, Olivenza, Alange, Alburquerque and Almendralejo. The popular dishes include hare, patridge and various pork products. Cornalvo Nature Reserve, the ancient structure of Roman Theatre in Mérida, National Museum of Roman Art in Mérida, Alcazaba City Wall and Ibn Marwan Monument and ...
From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 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
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In the siege of Badajoz, also called the third siege of Badajoz, an Anglo-Portuguese Army under the Earl of Wellington besieged Badajoz, Spain, and forced the surrender of the French garrison. The siege was one of the bloodiest in the Napoleonic Wars and was considered a costly victory by the British, with some 4,800 Allied soldiers killed or wounded in a few short hours of intense fighting during the storming of the breaches as the siege drew to an end. Enraged at the huge number of casualties
After capturing the frontier towns of Almeida and Ciudad Rodrigo in earlier sieges, Wellington's army moved south to Badajoz to capture this frontier town and secure the lines of communication back to Lisbon, the primary base of operations for the allied army. Badajoz was garrisoned by some 5,000 French soldiers under General Armand Philippon, the town commander, and possessed much stronger fortifications than either Almeida or Ciudad Rodrigo. With a strong curtain wall covered by numerous stron
With three large gaps in the curtain wall and being aware of Marshal Soult marching to the town's aid, Wellington ordered his regiments to storm the town so at 22:00 on the 6th and the troops made their way forward with scaling ladders and various tools. Three attacks would be mounted. The first men to assault the breaches were the men of the forlorn hope, who would lead the main attack by the 4th Division on two of the breaches. The third breach would be assaulted by Craufurd's Light Division,
When dawn finally came on 7 April, it revealed the horror of the slaughter all around the curtain wall. Bodies were piled high and blood flowed like rivers in the ditches and trenches. Surveying the destruction and slaughter Wellington wept openly at the sight of British dead piled upon each other in the breaches and bitterly cursed the British Parliament for granting him so few resources and soldiers. The assault and the earlier skirmishes had left the allies with some 4,800 casualties. Numbers
A literary fictional account of the siege features in the novel Sharpe's Company, by the writer Bernard Cornwell, which was dramatised in a television film of the same name in 1994. A well researched and sourced description of the siege and assault of Badajoz forms the initial chapter of Georgette Heyer's 1940 novel The Spanish Bride. In George Eliot's Mill on the Floss, the schoolmaster Mr. Poulter had, in an earlier career, fought at the siege of Badajoz.
Badajoz (in estremegno Baajós) è un comune spagnolo di 150.702 abitanti (dato 2019 fornito dall' INE) situato nella comunità autonoma dell' Estremadura. Nel 1996 il territorio comunale venne suddiviso e parte di esso divenne il nuovo comune di Valdelacalzada; analogamente nel 2001 nacque Pueblonuevo del Guadiana e nel 2012 Guadiana.
Badajoz – miasto w zachodniej Hiszpanii, w regionie autonomicznym Estremadura, stolica prowincji Badajoz. Położone nad rzeką Gwadiana, w pobliżu granicy z Portugalią. Ośrodek usługowy, handlowy i przemysłowy rolniczego regionu.
Badajoz is one of the 52 constituencies (Spanish: circunscripciones) represented in the Congress of Deputies, the lower chamber of the Spanish parliament, the Cortes Generales. The constituency currently elects six deputies. Its boundaries correspond to those of the Spanish province of Badajoz.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Taifa of Badajoz (from Arabic: طائفة بطليوس ) was a medieval Islamic Moorish kingdom located in what is now parts of Portugal and Spain. It was centred on the city of Badajoz which exists today as the first city of Extremadura, in Spain.