Cacabelos

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Cacabelos
Coat of arms of Cacabelos
Coat of arms
Cacabelos is located in Spain
Cacabelos
Cacabelos
Coordinates: 42°35′59″N 6°43′32″W / 42.59972°N 6.72556°W / 42.59972; -6.72556
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
Province León
Comarca El Bierzo
Municipality Cacabelos
Government
 • Mayor Adolfo Canedo Cascallana (Popular Party (PP))
Area
 • Total 32.66 km2 (12.61 sq mi)
Elevation 479 m (1,572 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,498
 • Density 168.34/km2 (436.0/sq mi)
Demonym cacabelense
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal Code 24540
Telephone prefix 987
Twin cities
 • Torano Nuovo Flag of Italy.svg Italy
Website Ayto. de Cacabelos

Cacabelos (Spanish pronunciation: [kakaˈβelos]) is a village and municipality located in the region of El Bierzo (province of León, Castile and León, Spain). According to the 2010 census (INE), Cacabelos has a population of 5,498 inhabitants. It is well known for its wines.

It is one of Galician speaking councils of Castilla y León.[1]

History[edit]

During the Peninsular War, the village, and more especially, its bridge over the river Cua, was in the line of retreat taken by Sir John Moore's British army to A Coruña, and was the site of the Battle of Cacabelos (3 January 1809),[2] a minor battle.

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Coordinates: 42°36′00.00″N 6°43′01.20″W / 42.6000000°N 6.7170000°W / 42.6000000; -6.7170000