Tag Archives: Extremadura

Cáceres

CÁCERES Spanish province (CC), on the borders with Portugal, mostly drained by the River Tajo (Tagus);  the second largest province in Spain.  It was formed in 1833 from Alta (Upper) Extremadura.   Since 1983 it has been the northern province in … Continue reading

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Baetica

BAETICA   Hispania Baetica. Roman province in southern Hispania, taking its name from the River Baetis, the Roman name for the Guadalquivir.   It was similar in extent to modern Andalucía,without its easternmost districts, plus southern Extremadura:  its northern limit was the … Continue reading

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Badajoz

BADAJOZ Taifa Kingdom in the 11th century; A modern province (BA) in western Spain, on the borders with Portugal, named after the capital, which is only a short distance from the frontier. The city of Badajoz stands to the south … Continue reading

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Alcántara

ALCÁNTARA     Military religious Order in Spain, founded in the Kingdom of León, c.1175, as the Order of San Julián de Pereiro, which was a monastery close to Portugal and WSW of Salamanca.   The Order was linked at first with … Continue reading

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