Retortillo

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Retortillo
Official seal of Retortillo
Seal
Location in Salamanca
Location in Salamanca
Coordinates: 40°48′06″N 6°21′35″W / 40.80167°N 6.35972°W / 40.80167; -6.35972Coordinates: 40°48′06″N 6°21′35″W / 40.80167°N 6.35972°W / 40.80167; -6.35972
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCastile and León
ProvinceSalamanca
ComarcaComarca de Ciudad Rodrigo
SubcomarcaCampo del Yeltes
Government
 • MayorManuel Francisco Hernández Prieto (PSOE)
Area
 • Total65 km2 (25 sq mi)
Elevation768 m (2,520 ft)
Population
 (2018)[2]
 • Total198
 • Density3.0/km2 (7.9/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
37495

Retortillo is a municipality located in the province of Salamanca, Castile and León, Spain.

Mine[edit]

A Uranium mine in Retortillo is proposed by Berkeley Minera, an Australian mining company. Being only 50km to the Portugal–Spain border, a protest was held in Portugal by several Iberian protest groups, they oppose the mine and also marked twentieth anniversary of the mining disaster in Spain known as the Doñana disaster. The Portuguese government has asked the Spanish government for a meeting regarding the mine.[3] [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Municipio:Retortillo". www.lasalina.es. Retrieved 2017-11-02.
  2. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Iberian environmentalists protest against uranium mine near border". Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Portugal demands urgent uranium mine meeting with Spain". Retrieved 7 May 2018.