La Parra

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La Parra, Spain
Parish church
Parish church
Flag of La Parra, Spain
Official seal of La Parra, Spain
Country Spain
Autonomous community Extremadura
Province Badajoz
Municipality La Parra
 • Total 78 km2 (30 sq mi)
Elevation 525 m (1,722 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 1,425
 • Density 18.3/km2 (47/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

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La Parra is a municipality located in the province of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain. According to the 2005 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 1425 inhabitants.


Since prehistoric times, we have some indications that in some people Parra, examples are noted in dolmens found in the vicinity of the hermitage of San Pedro and in some places (1). Well, the good situation of the creek which today we call "Entrin" were established in the San Juan several settlers who cultivated the fields around the chapel. Perhaps, as some historians tell us, San Juan is a former Roman temple of worship, or it may finance some Lord of the area, dotted with large vines (2nd). This is based mainly on Roman tombs and relics found in the area (still studying), the characteristic of the base construction of the hermitage of San Juan, and the Roman Tombstone found in 1706 (2b) which reads: DMS (Sacred Gods Manes) Helvia CEMODESIA ANN. XXXX H.S.E.S.T.T.L. (Helvia Cemodesia at the age of 40 years lies here, seat earth mild) L. BLAIVS CALPVRNIANVS MATRI. PIENTISSIMAE POSVIT (Mother Piadosisima Lucio Blai Calpurniano who became (in his honor)) According to many authors to this small village called Vitis Calpurniana, (3) Or it could be .. "the grapevine (or vine) from CALPURNIANO," the lord of those lands devoted Ara funeral that his mother Helvia Cemodesia. Vitis Calpurniana probably would be a provider of finance came from that era, and certainly the whole crop would Emerita Augusta (Mérida), capital of the Lusitania, a region that comprised the entire southern half of Portugal and the area of Huelva and Badajoz. Over the centuries and the introduction of cereals and olive trees in our valley, the Visigoths began to expand throughout the region, forcing the villagers to take their lifestyle and culture. The style of the Visigothic Baustismal battery that is in the Church can be a sign of the presence of residents of that time in our town. (4) The population begins to move toward the foothills of the mountains "chiquita", current location, by the shelter of the mountains and the natural sources of the same tomorrow. Thus, the area around what is today La Fuente, is the core of the village, on the basis of which the population began to grow.

Coordinates: 38°31′N 6°47′W / 38.517°N 6.783°W / 38.517; -6.783