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Country  Spain
Demonym(s)  Higuereño/a
Website  Official website
Area  40.54 km²
Population  110 (2014)
Community  Extremadura
Comarca  Campo Arañuelo
Postal code  10359
Elevation  480 m
Local time  Saturday 3:31 PM
Province  Province of Cáceres
Higuera
Weather  22°C, Wind W at 14 km/h, 41% Humidity

Higuera, also known as Higuera de Albalat, is a Spanish municipality of the Province of Cáceres, in the autonomous community of Extremadura. The municipality covers an area of 40.54 square kilometres (15.65 sq mi) and as of 2011 had a population of 115 people.

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Map of Higuera, 10359, C%C3%A1ceres, Spain

History

Its name comes from the old Arab medina of Makhada Albalat (or Madinat Albalat, meaning "way" or "road"), an archaeological site located next to the town. Among its historical attractions, Higuera has the ruins of an Islamic watchtower and its citadel, dating back to the 10th/11th centuries, located on Castil Oreja mountain.

Geography

The municipality, part of the judicial district of Navalmoral de la Mata, is located in the Monfragüe National Park and crossed by the river Tagus in its northern corner. It borders with the municipalities of Almaraz, Campillo de Deleitosa, Casas de Miravete, Deleitosa, Romangordo and Valdecañas de Tajo.

The town is 55 km far from Trujillo, 79 from Plasencia, 82 from Guadalupe, 100 from Cáceres, 141 from Mérida and 216 from Madrid.

References

Higuera Wikipedia


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