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Coat of arms of Bembibre
Coat of arms
Motto: Interamnium Flavium (Between Rivers)
Bembibre is located in Spain
Coordinates: 42°36′54.98″N 6°25′12.36″W / 42.6152722°N 6.4201000°W / 42.6152722; -6.4201000
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
Province León
Comarca El Bierzo
Municipality Bembibre
 • Mayor José Manuel Otero Merayo (PSOE)
 • Total 63.42 km2 (24.49 sq mi)
Elevation 644 m (2,113 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 9,631
 • Density 159.21/km2 (412.4/sq mi)
Demonym(s) bembibrense
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal Code 24300
Telephone prefix 987
Climate Csb

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 has 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.


The numerous remains of Cisastur fortifications (castros) found along the city's surroundings prove the 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.


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.

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