Location in Badajoz
|Comarca||Tierra de Mérida|
|• Mayor||Manuel Gómez Rodríguez (PSOE)|
|• Total||119.7 km2 (46.2 sq mi)|
|201 m (659 ft)|
|• Density||130/km2 (340/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST (GMT +2))|
|Area code(s)||+34 (Spain) + 924 (Badajoz)|
Montijo is a town and municipality in the province of Badajoz, in Extremadura, Spain. It has a population of 16,236 inhabitants (in 2010). It is located between Badajoz and Mérida, near Guadiana river banks. The extension of the municipality covers 3 different centers of population: Lácara, Barbaño and Montijo, being the last one the capital.
The Battle of Montijo was fought near the town in 1644.
The town is also related to Eugenie de Montijo.
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