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Guijo de Santa Bárbara

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Guijo de Santa Bárbara

Guijo de Santa Bárbara, Spain
Country Spain
Autonomous community Extremadura
Province Cáceres
Municipality Guijo de Santa Bárbara
 • Total 35 km2 (14 sq mi)
Elevation 876 m (2,874 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 429
 • Density 12.3/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Guijo de Santa Bárbara is a municipality located in the province of Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain. According to the 2005 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 429 inhabitants.

This village is located at Gredos Mountains and a river known as Garganta de Jaranda. Most of the land of the municipality is placed inside a natural space (LIC de la Sierra de Gredos).

The village is a typical destination for holidays, due to be near to Madrid (2 hours by car), and because of the opportunities for walking in the mountain and the river.

The population mainly works in touristic services (hostels, bars, etc.) and agriculture.

Main festivities are celebrated in August (14-15), September (8 and 9), and December (2-4) Other events are Viriato's Day in May and Trashumancia's Day in June–July.

External links

  • More information available in the non-official website: [1]

Coordinates: 40°09′N 5°39′W / 40.150°N 5.650°W / 40.150; -5.650

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