La Albuera

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La Albuera

Coat of arms
La Albuera

Location in Spain

Coordinates: 38°43′N 6°49′W / 38.717°N 6.817°W / 38.717; -6.817
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Extremadura
Province Badajoz
Comarca Tierra de Badajoz
Judicial district Badajoz
  Mayor Manuel Antonio Díaz González (PSOE)
  Total 26.4 km2 (10.2 sq mi)
Elevation 253 m (830 ft)
Population (2009)
  Total 1,986
  Density 75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Albuereños
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 06170
Website Official website

La Albuera is a village southeast of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain. As of 2009 it had a population of c. 2,000 inhabitants.


It was scene of the Battle of Albuera (May 16, 1811) between the British troops under William Carr Beresford and the French ones led by Marshal Soult, in the course of the Peninsular war.


Located south of the city of Badajoz and next to the Spanish borders with Portugal, La Albuera is, along with Guadiana del Caudillo,[1] an enclave entirely surrounded by the municipal territory of Badajoz.[2][3]


  1. 4094691 Guadiana del Caudillo on OpenStreetMap
  2. 1809124 La Albuera on OpenStreetMap
  3. 342316 Badajoz on OpenStreetMap
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