Cáceres, Spain

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View o the auld toun an its surroondins.


Coat of arms
Cáceres is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°29′N 6°22′W / 39.483°N 6.367°W / 39.483; -6.367Coordinates: 39°29′N 6°22′W / 39.483°N 6.367°W / 39.483; -6.367
Kintra  Spain
Autonomous community  Extremadura
Province Cáceres
Comarca Llanos de Cáceres
Judicial destrict Cáceres
 • Mayor Elena Nevado del Campo (PP)
 • Tot 1,750.33 km2 (675.81 sq mi)
Elevation 459 m (1,506 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Tot 96,759
 • Density 55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym Cacereños
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 10001-10005
Website Offeecial wabsteid
UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid
Auld Toun o Cáceres
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Panoramic o the Auld Toun as seen frae the Bujaco Touer.
Kintra Spain
Type Cultural
Criterie iii, iv
Reference 384
UNESCO region Europe an North Americae
Inscription history
Inscription 1986 (10t Session)

Cáceres (pronoonced: [ˈkaθeɾes]) is the caipital o the same name province, in the autonomous community o Extremadura, Spain. Its population wis 91,131 inhabitants in 2009. The municipio haes a land aurie o 1,750.33 km², an is the lairgest in geographical extension in Spain.

There hae been settlements near Cáceres syne prehistoric times. Evidence o this can be foond in the caves o Maltravieso an El Conejar. The ceety wis foondit bi the Romans in 25 BC.

The auld toun (Ciudad Monumental) still haes its auncient waws; this pairt o toun is an aa well kent for its multitude o storks' nests. The waws contain a medieval toun settin wi nae ootward signs o modrenity, which is why mony films hae been shot there. The Universidad de Extremadura, an twa astronomical observatories are situatit in Cáceres. The ceety is an aa a seat o the Roman Catholic Diocese o Coria-Cáceres.

Cáceres wis declared a Warld Heritage Ceety bi UNESCO in 1986 acause o the ceety's blend o Roman, Islamic, Northren Gothic an Italian Renaissance airchitectur. Thirty touers frae the Muslim period still staund in Cáceres, o which the Torre del Bujaco is the maist famous.

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