Alburquerque, Spain

Coordinates: 39°13′N 7°00′W / 39.217°N 7.000°W / 39.217; -7.000
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The town as seen from its castle in 2005
The town as seen from its castle in 2005
Flag of Alburquerque
Coat of arms of Alburquerque
Alburquerque is located in Extremadura
Location of Alburquerque within Extremadura
Alburquerque is located in Spain
Alburquerque (Spain)
Coordinates: 39°13′9″N 7°00′4″W / 39.21917°N 7.00111°W / 39.21917; -7.00111
Autonomous CommunityExtremadura
 • MayorÁngel Vadillo Espino (PSOE)
 • Total723 km2 (279 sq mi)
Elevation506 m (1,660 ft)
 • Total5,340
 • Density7.4/km2 (19/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST (GMT +2))
Postal code
Area code+34 (Spain) + 924 (Badajoz)

Alburquerque (Spanish pronunciation: [alβuɾˈkeɾke] ) is a town in the province of Badajoz in Spain. It has 5,340 inhabitants, as of 2018. The town is close to the border with Portugal and was an ancient dominion of the kings of that country. The origin of the town's name is uncertain, but it is believed to stem from the Latin alba quercus, or "the white oak."[2]

The titles of Lord of Alburquerque (de Meneses) and later Count of Alburquerque (de Castilla) and Duke of Alburquerque (de La Cueva) were important in Castile in the Middle Ages (e.g. Sancho Alfonso, 1st Count of Alburquerque).[3]

Its sister city of Albuquerque in the United States takes its name from this town.[4]



Fortified town of Alburquerque by the late 17th century. Alain Manesson Mallet: Travaux de Mars ou l'Art de la Guerre.

By 1530, the town had a population of 6,042, increasing up to 6,893 by the end of the century (1591) and to 7,600 in 1631.[5]

As of 2018, the town's population is 5,340.[6]


  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ "Albuquerque". Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Dukes of Alburquerque: Royal Favourites and Colonial Governors". Dukes and Princes. 2023-08-04. Retrieved 2024-04-02.
  4. ^ "What are Albuquerque's 10 'sister' cities?". KRQE NEWS 13 - Breaking News, Albuquerque News, New Mexico News, Weather, and Videos. 2023-02-28. Retrieved 2024-04-02.
  5. ^ Blanco Carrasco 1998, pp. 90–91, 97.
  6. ^ "Alburquerque, SPAIN | Albuquerque Sister Cities". Retrieved 2024-04-02.

39°13′N 7°00′W / 39.217°N 7.000°W / 39.217; -7.000