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Pueblonuevo del Guadiana

Pueblonuevo del Guadiana
Municipality
Main entrance of the town
Main entrance of the town
Coat of arms of Pueblonuevo del Guadiana
Coat of arms
Pueblonuevo del Guadiana is located in Extremadura
Pueblonuevo del Guadiana
Pueblonuevo del Guadiana
Location in Extremadura
Coordinates: 38°55′24″N 6°45′20″W / 38.92333°N 6.75556°W / 38.92333; -6.75556
Country Spain
Community Extremadura
ProvinceProvincia de Badajoz - Bandera.svg Badajoz
ComarcaTierra de Badajoz
Government
 • MayorPedro Pablo González Merino[1]
(PP, since 2015)
Area
 • Total30.95 km2 (11.95 sq mi)
Elevation180 m (590 ft)
Population (2015)[2]
 • Total2,046
 • Density66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pueblonuvense
Postal code06184
WebsiteOfficial website

Pueblonuevo del Guadiana, also shortened as Pueblonuevo, is a Spanish town and municipality in the province of Badajoz, Extremadura. It has a population of 2,046 and an area of 30,95 km².

History

The town is a planned community founded in 1948, as achievement of the Plan Badajoz,[3] and officially inaugurated in 1956 by Francisco Franco. It was one of the villages founded by the Instituto Nacional de Colonización during the Francoist Spain.[1]

Geography

Pueblonuevo is located between the cities of Badajoz (24 km west) and Mérida (37 km east), and next to the Spanish borders with Portugal (40 km west of Elvas). It lies on a plain, rich in canals and rural lands, between the rivers Alcazaba and Guadiana.[4]

The municipality is part of the Judicial district of Badajoz, has no hamlets, and borders with Badajoz, Valdelacalzada and Talavera la Real. Nearest settlements are Alcazaba, Novelda del Guadiana, Guadiana del Caudillo, Talavera la Real, Balboa, Valdelacalzada and Villafranco del Guadiana.[4]

Main sights

One of the sights of the town is the Catholic church dedicated to Christ the King (Iglesia del Cristo Rey), belonging to the Archdiocese of Mérida-Badajoz.

Transport

Pueblonuevo is crossed to the north by the Ciudad Real-Mérida-Badajoz railway, part of an international line that links Madrid with Lisbon. It is crossed to the south by the regional road EX-209, and is 13 km far from Badajoz Airport. Nearest motorway exit is "Talavera la Real", on the Autovía A-5 Madrid-Badajoz, and is 8 km far.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b (in Spanish) Pueblonuevo home page - Mayor's greetings
  2. ^ "Badajoz: Population by municipality and sex (2015)". Instituto Nacional de Estadística. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  3. ^ (in Spanish) Info about the Plan Badajoz
  4. ^ a b c 346041 (x a j h) Pueblonuevo del Guadiana on OpenStreetMap

External links

Media related to Pueblonuevo del Guadiana at Wikimedia Commons