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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