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Barcarrota

Barcarrota
Country Spain
Autonomous community Extremadura
Province Badajoz
Comarca Llanos de Olivenza
Government
 • Alcalde Santiago Manuel Cuadrado Rodríguez
Area
 • Total 136.1 km2 (52.5 sq mi)
Elevation 467 m (1,532 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 3,664
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Ayuntamiento de Barcarrota

Barcarrota is a Spanish municipality in the province of Badajoz, Extremadura. It has a population of 3,664 (2007) and an area of 136.1 km².

Barcarrota was the location of the Battle of Villanueva de Barcarrota (1336), in which Castilian troops decisively defeated a Portuguese army.

Coordinates: 38°30′N 06°50′W / 38.500°N 6.833°W / 38.500; -6.833

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