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Pueblonuevo del Guadiana
Main entrance of the town
|Comarca||Tierra de Badajoz|
|• Mayor||Pedro Pablo González Merino|
(PP, since 2015)
|• Total||30.95 km2 (11.95 sq mi)|
|Elevation||180 m (590 ft)|
|• Density||66/km2 (170/sq mi)|
The town is a planned community founded in 1948, as achievement of the Plan Badajoz, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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