Montijo, Spain

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Montijo
City
Spain Square
Spain Square
Coat of arms of Montijo
Coat of arms
Montijo is located in Spain
Montijo
Montijo
Location in Spain.
Coordinates: 38°54′36″N 6°37′3″W / 38.91000°N 6.61750°W / 38.91000; -6.61750Coordinates: 38°54′36″N 6°37′3″W / 38.91000°N 6.61750°W / 38.91000; -6.61750
Country  Spain
Autonomous Community  Extremadura
Province Badajoz
Comarca Tierra de Mérida
Founded Prerromanic
Government
 • Mayor Alfonso Pantoja (PP)
Area
 • Total 119,7 km2 (462 sq mi)
Elevation(AMSL) 201 m (659 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 16,279
 • Density 14/km2 (35/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (GMT +2) (UTC+2)
Postal code 06480
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + 924 (Badajoz)
Website Official website

Montijo is a town and municipality in the province of Badajoz, in Extremadura, Spain. It has a population of 16,236 inhabitants (in 2010). It's located between Badajoz and Mérida, near Guadiana river banks. The extension of the municipality covers 3 different centers of population: Lácara, Barbaño and Montijo, being the last one the capital.

The Battle of Montijo was fought near the town in 1644.

The town is also related to Eugenie de Montijo.