Valencia de Alcántara
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|Valencia de Alcántara|
|Comarca||Valencia de Alcántara|
|• Mayor||Pablo Carrilho Reyes (PP)|
|• Total||595 km2 (230 sq mi)|
|Elevation(AMSL)||620 m (2,030 ft)|
|• Density||10/km2 (26/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (GMT +2) (UTC+2)|
|Area code(s)||+34 (Spain) + 927 (Cáceres)|
Valencia de Alcántara (Population: 6178) is a municipality located in the province of Cáceres, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. It is near the Portuguese border (District of Portalegre).
The beginning of the nineteenth century, traditionally associated with the beginnings of the modern age, is particularly troublesome in the case of Valencia de Alcántara that will be wrapped in two conflicts of deep draft, like the fleeting conflict known as the War of the Oranges ( 1801 ) or the War of Independence.
Battle of 1762
The Battle of Valencia de Alcántara took place in 1762 as part of the Spanish invasion of Portugal. Portuguese-British troops under John Burgoyne attacked and captured the town, which was a Spanish supply base - setting back the invasion and contributing to the general British victory that year.
Soraya Arnelas was also born here.
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