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Alburquerque (Spanish pronunciation: [alβuɾˈkeɾke] (listen)) is a town in the province of Badajoz in Spain. It has 5,600 inhabitants. It is very close to the border with Portugal and was an ancient dominion of the kings of that country. The origin of the name of the town is uncertain. It is believed to stem from Latin alba quercus "the white oak".
Alburquerque in 2005
|Comarca||Tierra de Badajoz|
|• Mayor||Ángel Vadillo Espino (PSOE)|
|• Total||723 km2 (279 sq mi)|
|506 m (1,660 ft)|
|• Density||7.4/km2 (19/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST (GMT +2))|
|Area code(s)||+34 (Spain) + 924 (Badajoz)|
The titles of Lord of Alburquerque (de Meneses) and later Count of Alburquerque (de Castilla) and Duke of Alburquerque (de La Cueva) were important in Castile in the Middle Ages, see e.g. Sancho Alfonso, 1st Count of Alburquerque.
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