Cacabelos

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Cacabelos
Coat of arms of Cacabelos
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Cacabelos is located in Spain
Cacabelos
Cacabelos
Coordinates: 42°35′59″N 6°43′32″W / 42.59972°N 6.72556°W / 42.59972; -6.72556
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCastile and León
ProvinceLeón
ComarcaEl Bierzo
MunicipalityCacabelos
Government
 • MayorSergio Álvarez De Arriba (PSOE)
Area
 • Total32.66 km2 (12.61 sq mi)
Elevation
479 m (1,572 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total5,132
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Demonym(s)cacabelense
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal Code
24540
Telephone prefix987
ClimateCsb
WebsiteAyto. de Cacabelos

Cacabelos (Spanish pronunciation: [kakaˈβelos]) is a village and municipality located in the region of El Bierzo (province of León, Castile and León, Spain). According to the 2010 census (INE), Cacabelos has a population of 5,498 inhabitants. It is well known for its wines.

It is one of Galician speaking councils of Castilla y León.[2]

History[edit]

During the Peninsular War, the village, and more especially, its bridge over the river Cua, was in the line of retreat taken by Sir John Moore's British army to A Coruña, and was the site of the Battle of Cacabelos (3 January 1809),[3] a minor battle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ Turell, Teresa. Multilingualism in Spain, page 113 At Google Books.
  3. ^ Moore, Richard. "Plunket’s Shot: A reconstruction of a famous exploit in the history of the 95th Rifles" Archived 2013-08-02 at Archive.today Retrieved 3 August 2013.

Coordinates: 42°36′00.00″N 6°43′01.20″W / 42.6000000°N 6.7170000°W / 42.6000000; -6.7170000