Higuera de Albalat
|• Mayor||Victorino González Fernández|
|• Total||40.54 km2 (15.65 sq mi)|
|Elevation||480 m (1,570 ft)|
|• Density||2.8/km2 (7.3/sq mi)|
Higuera, also known as Higuera de Albalat, is a Spanish municipality of the Province of Cáceres, in the autonomous community of Extremadura. The municipality covers an area of 40.54 square kilometres (15.65 sq mi) and as of 2011 had a population of 115 people.
Its name comes from the old Arab medina of Makhada Albalat (or Madinat Albalat, meaning "way" or "road"), an archaeological site located next to the town. Among its historical attractions, Higuera has the ruins of an Islamic watchtower and its citadel, dating back to the 10th/11th centuries, located on Castil Oreja mountain.
The municipality, part of the judicial district of Navalmoral de la Mata, is located in the Monfragüe National Park and crossed by the river Tagus in its northern corner. It borders with the municipalities of Almaraz, Campillo de Deleitosa, Casas de Miravete, Deleitosa, Romangordo and Valdecañas de Tajo.
- (Spanish) An interview with the mayor of Higuera (municipal website)
- "Cáceres: Población por municipios y sexo:Cifras oficiales de población resultantes de la revisión del Padrón municipal a 1 de enero de 2011". Instituto Nacional de Estadística. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
- (Spanish) Madinat Albalat (municipal website)
- 346288 Higuera on OpenStreetMap
Media related to Higuera de Albalat at Wikimedia Commons
- (Spanish) Higuera official website