Torre del Bierzo

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Torre del Bierzo
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
Province León
Municipality Torre del Bierzo
 • Total 119 km2 (46 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 2,736
 • Density 23.0/km2 (60/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Climate Csb

Torre del Bierzo (Galician: Torre do Bierzo) is a village and municipality in the region of El Bierzo (province of León, Castile and León, Spain). According to the 2004 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 2,736 inhabitants.

In 1944 it was the site of a train disaster in which it is believed over 500 people died when three trains collided in a tunnel.

The main historical landmark of the village is a Roman Bridge over Tremor river built by the Romans in the first century. It was part of the Via Nova or Via XVII, one of the main routes connecting the actual cities of Braga (Portugal) and Astorga (Spain)

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Coordinates: 42°35′41″N 6°19′33″W / 42.59472°N 6.32583°W / 42.59472; -6.32583