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Buildings of former mining operations
Buildings of former mining operations
Official seal of Peñarroya-Pueblonuevo
Peñarroya-Pueblonuevo is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 38°18′N 5°16′W / 38.300°N 5.267°W / 38.300; -5.267
Country Spain
Province Córdoba
Comarca Valle del Guadiato
 • Total 63 km2 (24 sq mi)
Elevation 537 m (1,762 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 12,050
 • Density 191.3/km2 (495/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Peñarroya-Pueblonuevo is a Municipality located in the province of Córdoba, Spain. According to the 2014 census,[1] the municipality has a population of 385 inhabitants. Its postal code is 14200.

It is a mining town located in the Sierra Morena, at the northern end of Córdoba Province near Extremadura.


The name of the present-day town originated in the merger of the towns of Peñarroya and Pueblonuevo del Terrible in 1927. The town of Pueblonuevo del Terrible had its name from a fierce dog that had lived there in the past and that had been nicknamed "Terrible".[citation needed]

The Battle of Peñarroya took place between 5 January and 4 February 1939 towards the end of the Spanish Civil War in the area of the town, which was located near the Extremaduran front line.[2]

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  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE)
  2. ^ Antony Beevor. The Battle for Spain. The Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939. Penguin Books. 2006. London. p.375

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