La Codosera

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La Codosera
municipality
Official seal of La Codosera
Seal
The smallest international bridge in the world
The smallest international bridge in the world
La Codosera is located in Extremadura
La Codosera
La Codosera
Location of La Codosera within Extremadura
Coordinates: 39°12′31″N 7°10′24″W / 39.20861°N 7.17333°W / 39.20861; -7.17333
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityExtremadura
ProvinceBadajoz
MunicipalityLa Codosera
Area
 • Total69 km2 (27 sq mi)
Elevation355 m (1,165 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total2,269
 • Density32.9/km2 (85/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

La Codosera (Codossera, in Portuguese) is a municipality located in the province of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain. According to the 2006 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 2,269 inhabitants. It is located close to the international border with Portugal at the eastern end of the Serra de São Mamede.[1]

The highest point in the municipal term is 596 m high La Lamparona.[2]

It is most commonly known as the seat of the Sanctuary of Chandavila, a popular Catholic pilgrimage shrine, famous for the Marian apparitions of Our Lady of Sorrows said to have occurred in 1945 to Marcelina Barroso Expósito and Afra Brígido Blanco.

Villages[edit]

La Codosera includes the following villages within its municipal term:

  • El Marco
  • La Tojera
  • La Rabaza
  • Bacoco

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Coordinates: 39°12′N 7°10′W / 39.200°N 7.167°W / 39.200; -7.167