Pinofranqueado

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Pinofranqueado, Spain
municipality
Official seal of Pinofranqueado, Spain
Seal
Country Spain
Autonomous community Extremadura
Province Cáceres
Municipality Pinofranqueado
Government
 • Alcalde José Antonio Caldoria Gómez
Area
 • Total 148 km2 (57 sq mi)
Elevation 760 m (2,490 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 1,651
 • Density 11.2/km2 (29/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

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.[1]

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]

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