Villanueva del Campillo

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Villanueva del Campillo, Spain


Country Spain Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León Castile and León
Province Ávila
Municipality Villanueva del Campillo
 • Total 45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation 1,449 m (4,754 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 156
 • Density 3.5/km2 (9/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Villanueva del Campillo is a municipality located in the province of Ávila, Castile and León, Spain. According to the 2006 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 156 inhabitants.

The village is famous for its verraco, an ancient sculpture, which was found half-buried. The verraco has been reerected in the plaza mayor: the rear part of the animal was missing and has been reconstructed.

Villanueva del Campillo Church, of templar origin.
The Verraco in the town, is the biggest found in the iberian peninsula.

Coordinates: 40°35′N 5°10′W / 40.583°N 5.167°W / 40.583; -5.167