|Motto: Interamnium Flavium (Between Rivers)|
|Autonomous community||Castile and León|
|• Mayor||Jesús Esteban Rodríguez (PSOE)|
|• Total||63.42 km2 (24.49 sq mi)|
|Elevation||644 m (2,113 ft)|
|• Density||159.21/km2 (412.4/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Bembibre (Spanish pronunciation: [bemˈbiβɾe]) is a municipality and a city located in the province of León, Castile and León, Spain. According to the 2010 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 10,097 inhabitants. The second largest urban settlement in the region of El Bierzo, it is considered as the capital of traditional shire called "Bierzo Alto". Two rivers crosses Bembibre: Boeza and Noceda.
The numerous remains of Cisastur fortifications (castros) found along the city's surroundings prove the man has inhabited these lands from ancient times. However, the origin of the current settlements goes back to the repopulations made in the Middle Ages during the centuries ninth through eleventh, linked to the Church and the edification of several monasteries in the region.
As in the rest of the community of Castilla y León, Spanish is the most widely spoken language and the language of instruction in schools.
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