Higuera de Llerena

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Higuera de Llerena, Spain
Country Spain
Autonomous community Extremadura
Province Badajoz
Municipality Higuera de Llerena
Area
 • Total 113 km2 (44 sq mi)
Elevation 552 m (1,811 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 392
 • Density 3.5/km2 (9/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Higuera de Llerena is a municipality located in the province of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain. According to the 2005 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 392 inhabitants.

History[edit]

In 1594, the census population of the provinces, and parties of the Crown of Castile of the 16th century were part of the state Lion of the Order of Santiago. It was a village of Llerena, with Cantalgayo and Maguilla.

Consolidation[edit]

In the fall of the Ancient Regime of the town, then known as Higuera, constitutes township in the region of Extremadura. From 1834, it became part of the judiciary party of Llerena. In the census of 1842 counted 66 households and 275 residents.

Tourism[edit]

Monuments and attractions[edit]

  • Church Our Lady of the Valley. (16th century)
  • Of the Calvary Chapel of Christ.
  • Ermita de San Isidro. In the hamlet of Rubiales. Recently restored by the Ministry of Development.
  • Archaeological site of Mesilla, yet to be excavated.

Local events[edit]

  • Feast of San Isidro (May 15). In the hamlet of Los Rubiales
  • Migrant Party (August)
  • Virgin Our Lady of the Valley (festival, September 8)

Coordinates: 38°22′N 6°00′W / 38.367°N 6.000°W / 38.367; -6.000