Sierra de Gata (comarca)

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Sierra de Gata
Landscape of Sierra de Gata near Eljas
Landscape of Sierra de Gata near Eljas
Location in the province of Cáceres
Location in the province of Cáceres
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Extremadura
Province Cáceres
 • Total 1,254 km2 (484 sq mi)
 • Total 18,500
 • Density 15/km2 (38/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Largest municipality Valverde del Fresno

Sierra de Gata is a comarca at the northern end of province of Cáceres in Extremadura, one of Spain's seventeen Autonomous Communities. The mountain range of Sierra de Gata is in the area and has given its name to the comarca. The main town is Moraleja

This comarca borders with Portugal in the west in the area of the Portuguese Serra da Malcata Natural Reserve. There are linguistic affinities between this comarca and neighboring Las Hurdes.[1]

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The traditional names of the towns and aldeas are in brackets.


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Coordinates: 40°14′N 6°45′W / 40.233°N 6.750°W / 40.233; -6.750