Parish church of San Juan
|Comarca||Las Vegas Altas|
|• Mayor||Jose Luis Quintana Álvarez (PSOE-Extremadura)|
|• Total||561,6 km2 (2,168 sq mi)|
|Elevation||280 m (920 ft)|
|• Density||6.6/km2 (17/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST (GMT +2))|
|Area code(s)||+34 (Spain) + 924 (Badajoz)|
Don Benito is a Spanish town and municipality in the province of Badajoz, Extremadura, near the left bank of the Guadiana river. According to the 2014 census, the municipality has a population of 37,011.
Battle of Medellín
Don Benito has 37,048 inhabitants, and is part of an urban area with Villanueva de la Serena (26,071 inhabitants) 5 km away.
The municipality is composed by the town of Don Benito and seven villages:
|Conquista del Guadiana||133|
The town is served by a railway station on the Ciudad Real-Badajoz railway, part of an international line that links Madrid with Lisbon. It has been interested, along with the nearby Villanueva de la Serena, by a project of a tramway, not yet finalized. The town is also the southern terminus of the EXA2 motorway from Miajadas.
- Florinda Chico (1926-2011), actress
- Jesús Gil Manzano (b. 1984), referee
- Juanma Gómez (b. 1981), footballer
- Fquih Ben Salah, Morocco
- Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE)
- One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Don Beníto". Encyclopædia Britannica. 8 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 411.
- (in Spanish) "The circular tramway Don Benito-Villanueva in the future". El Periódico Extremadura, 29-9-2007
- (in Spanish) "The project of the Don Benito-Villanueva tramway will be taken by the regional board". Hoy, 12-2-2008
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