La Albuera

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La Albuera
Municipality
Coat of arms of La Albuera
Coat of arms
La Albuera is located in Spain
La Albuera
La Albuera
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 38°43′N 6°49′W / 38.717°N 6.817°W / 38.717; -6.817
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Extremadura
Province Badajoz
Comarca Tierra de Badajoz
Judicial district Badajoz
Government
 • Mayor Manuel Antonio Díaz González (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 26.4 km2 (10.2 sq mi)
Elevation 253 m (830 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 1,986
 • Density 75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Demonym Albuereños
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 06170
Website Official website

La Albuera is a village southeast of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain. It was scene of a battle (May 16, 1811) between the British troops under William Carr Beresford and the French ones led by Marshal Soult, in the course of the Peninsular war. As of 2009 it had a population of c. 2,000 inhabitants.