La Codosera

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La Codosera
Official seal of La Codosera
The smallest international bridge in the world
The smallest international bridge in the world
Country Spain
Autonomous community Extremadura
Province Badajoz
Municipality La Codosera
 • Total 69 km2 (27 sq mi)
Elevation 355 m (1,165 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 2,269
 • Density 32.9/km2 (85/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

La Codosera (La Codosera, 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.


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