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Valencia de Alcántara

Valencia de Alcántara
Flag of Valencia de Alcántara
Coat of arms of Valencia de Alcántara
Coat of arms
Valencia de Alcántara is located in Spain
Valencia de Alcántara
Valencia de Alcántara
Location in Spain
Valencia de Alcántara is located in Extremadura
Valencia de Alcántara
Valencia de Alcántara
Location in Extremadura
Country  Spain
Autonomous Community  Extremadura
Province Cáceres
Comarca Valencia de Alcántara
 • Mayor Pablo Carrilho Reyes (PP)
 • Total 595 km2 (230 sq mi)
Elevation(AMSL) 620 m (2,030 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 6,032
 • Density 10/km2 (26/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (GMT +2) (UTC+2)
Postal code 10500
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + 927 (Cáceres)

Valencia de Alcántara (Population: 6178) is a municipality located in the province of Cáceres, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. It is near the Portuguese border (District of Portalegre).

The beginning of the nineteenth century , traditionally associated with the beginnings of the modern age , is particularly troublesome in the case of Valencia de Alcántara that will be wrapped in two conflicts of deep draft , like the fleeting conflict known as the War of the Oranges ( 1801 ) or the War of Independence.

Nuestra Señora de Rocamador is the most important church. Valencia de Alcántara is a very important centre of dolmens in Europe.

Battle of 1762

The Battle of Valencia de Alcántara took place in 1762 as part of the Spanish invasion of Portugal. Portuguese-British troops under John Burgoyne attacked and captured the town, which was a Spanish supply base - setting back the invasion and contributing to the general British victory that year.

Famous inhabitants

It was the birthplace of Pedro Gómez Labrador, Marquis of Labrador, who represented Spain at the Congress of Vienna (1814–1815).

Soraya Arnelas was also born here.

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