|• Alcaldesa||María Sabina Hernández Fernández (2007) (PP-EU)|
|• Total||34 km2 (13 sq mi)|
|Elevation||277 m (909 ft)|
|• Density||37/km2 (95/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Almaraz is a town in Cáceres Province, Extremadura, Spain. As of 2005, its population is 1,295. It is on the European route E90. It is the home of the Almaraz Nuclear Power Plant. A solar power macroplant is being built in the town.
The bridge over the Tagus at Almaraz was built by Emperor Carlos I in the 16th Century and was known by the local people as the Albalat Bridge; however, it was destroyed by the Spanish on March 14, 1809 to prevent its use by the French during the Peninsular War. In the Battle of Almaraz on 18/19 May 1812, the Anglo-Portuguese Army under Lord Hill destroyed a French pontoon bridge across the Tagus which was protected by two French garrisons at either end.
Later, the old bridge at Almaraz has been repaired and can be driven across.
- List of mayors of municipalities in Cáceres after the 2007 elections, with party affiliation, extracted from the Ministry of Public Administration
- Page with the adjectives for the municipalities of Extremadura
- Pedro Prieto and Robert Burnham, "The Destruction of the Bridge at Almaraz: 18 - 19 May 1812" The Napoleon Series November 2002, retrieved on January 18, 2009.
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