Retortillo

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Retortillo
Municipality
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
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
Province Salamanca
Comarca Comarca de Ciudad Rodrigo
Subcomarca Campo del Yeltes
Government
 • Mayor Manuel Francisco Hernández Prieto (PSOE)
Area[1]
 • Total 65 km2 (25 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 768 m (2,520 ft)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 216
 • Density 3.3/km2 (8.6/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 37495

Retortillo is a municipality located in the province of Salamanca, Castile and León, Spain. As of 2016 the municipality has a population of 216 inhabitants.[2]

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 twentith anniversory 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. ^ a b "Salamanca: Población por municipios y sexo". www.ine.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-11-02. 
  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.