La Vera

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La Vera
View of Aldeanueva de la Vera at the feet of the Sierra de Gredos.
View of Aldeanueva de la Vera at the feet of the Sierra de Gredos.
Vera.svg
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityExtremadura
ProvinceCáceres
CapitalJaraíz de la Vera
Municipalities
Area
 • Total888 km2 (343 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)
 • Total26,104
 • Density29/km2 (76/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

La Vera is a comarca (county, but with no administrative role) in Extremadura, western Spain. The largest town is Jaraíz de la Vera.

Located at the feet of the Sierra de Gredos mountain range, in the Tiétar river valley, the comarca is economically based on agriculture. It is the home of the highly sought-after Pimentón de la Vera, which has achieved “Protected Denomination of Origin” status.



Coordinates: 40°05′55″N 5°40′50″W / 40.09861°N 5.68056°W / 40.09861; -5.68056