Autonomous Community of Extremadura, Spain Genealogy

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Autonomous Communities[edit | edit source]

Autonomous communities are larger jurisdictions found within Spain and may contain several provinces. It is both a political and administrative division. The autonomous communities of Spain were created in 1978. To learn more about them please read Autonomous communities of Spain.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Extremadura is an autonomous community of Spain located in the central-western part of the Iberian Peninsula. It consists of the two largest provinces of Spain: Cáceres and Badajoz. Extremadura is bordered by Portugal to the west and by the autonomous communities of Castile and León (north), Castilla–La Mancha (east) and Andalusia (south). It is divided into 383 municipalities, 164 are part of the Province of Badajoz and the other 219 are part of the Province of Cáceres. The capital is the city of Mérida.[2]

Provinces of Extremadura[edit | edit source]

Provinces within its jurisdiction include:

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Autonomous communities of Spain," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_communities_of_Spain (accessed October 6, 2020).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Extremadura," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extremadura (accessed October 6, 2020).