: Extremaúra; Portuguese
) is an autonomous community
of western Iberian Peninsula
whose capital city is Mérida
, recognised by the State of Autonomy of Extremadura. It is made up of the two largest provinces of Spain
. It is bordered by Portugal
to the west; by the provinces of Salamanca
(Castile and León
) to the north; by the provinces of Huelva
, and Córdoba
) to the south; and by provinces of Toledo
and Ciudad Real
). Its official language is Spanish.
It is an important area for wildlife, particularly with the major reserve at Monfragüe, which was designated a National Park in 2007, and the International Tagus River Natural Park (Parque Natural Tajo Internacional). The government of Extremadura is called Gobierno de Extremadura.
The Day of Extremadura is celebrated on 8 September. It coincides with the Catholic festivity of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Extremadura is contained between 37° 57′ and 40° 85′ N latitude, and 4° 39′ and 7° 33′ W longitude.
The area of Extremadura is 41,633 km2 (16,075 sq mi), making it the fifth largest of the Spanish autonomous communities.
It is located in the Southern Plateau (a subdivision of the Central Plateau).
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