La Vera

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La Vera
Comarca
View of Aldeanueva de la Vera at the feet of the Sierra de Gredos.
View of Aldeanueva de la Vera at the feet of the Sierra de Gredos.
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Country Spain
Autonomous community Extremadura
Province Cáceres
Capital Jaraíz de la Vera
Municipalities
Area
 • Total 888 km2 (343 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 26,104
 • Density 29/km2 (76/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

La Vera is a comarca (county, but with no administrative role) in Extremadura, western Spain. The largest town is Jaraíz de la Vera.

Located at the feet of the Sierra de Gredos mountain range, in the Tiétar river valley, the comarca is economically based on agriculture. It is the home of the highly sought after Pimentón de la Vera, which has achieved “Protected Denomination of Origin” status.



Coordinates: 40°05′55″N 5°40′50″W / 40.09861°N 5.68056°W / 40.09861; -5.68056