Bembibre

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Bembibre
Coat of arms of Bembibre
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Interamnium Flavium (Between Rivers)
Bembibre is located in Spain
Bembibre
Bembibre
Coordinates: 42°36′54.98″N 6°25′12.36″W / 42.6152722°N 6.4201000°W / 42.6152722; -6.4201000
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCastile and León
ProvinceLeón
ComarcaEl Bierzo
MunicipalityBembibre
Government
 • MayorJosé Manuel Otero Merayo (PP)
Area
 • Total63.42 km2 (24.49 sq mi)
Elevation
644 m (2,113 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total8,979
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Demonym(s)bembibrense
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal Code
24300
Telephone prefix987
ClimateCsb
Websitehttp://www.aytobembibre.es

Bembibre (Spanish pronunciation: [bemˈbiβɾe]) is a municipality and a city located in the region of El Bierzo, province of León, Castile and León, Spain. According to the 2014 census (INE), the municipality had a population of 9,631 inhabitants. The second largest urban settlement in the region of El Bierzo, it is considered as the capital of traditional shire called "Bierzo Alto". Two rivers crosses Bembibre: Boeza and Noceda.

History[edit]

The numerous remains of Cisastur fortifications (castros) found along the city's surroundings prove that man has inhabited these lands from ancient times. However, the origin of the current settlements goes back to the repopulations made in the Middle Ages during the centuries ninth through eleventh, linked to the Church and the edification of several monasteries in the region.

Language[edit]

As in the rest of the community of Castilla y León, Spanish is the most widely spoken language and the language of instruction in schools.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

Church of San Pedro Apóstol in Bembibre.
Bembibre

Coordinates: 42°36′54″N 6°25′12″W / 42.615°N 6.420°W / 42.615; -6.420


  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.