Pinofranqueado

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Pinofranqueado, Spain
municipality
Coat of arms of Pinofranqueado, Spain
Coat of arms
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityExtremadura
ProvinceCáceres
MunicipalityPinofranqueado
Government
 • AlcaldeJosé Antonio Caldoria Gómez
Area
 • Total148 km2 (57 sq mi)
Elevation
760 m (2,490 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total1,748
 • Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ClimateCsa

Pinofranqueado, locally known as Pinofranqueáu, is a municipality located in Las Hurdes, province of Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain. According to the 2005 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 1651 inhabitants.

Royal visit[edit]

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia visited Pinofranqueado in April 1998, the first royal visity to Las Hurdes since 1922. In his speech the king praised the Hurdanos for having overcome the miseries and illnesses of the past.[2]

Alquerías[edit]

The following alquerías (small settlements of a few houses) are within the municipal limits of Pinofranqueado (traditional name variants are in brackets):

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ «Sois un honor para España», asegura el Rey en Las Hurdes, El Mundo

Coordinates: 40°18′N 6°29′W / 40.300°N 6.483°W / 40.300; -6.483