Cacabelos (Spanish pronunciation: [kakaˈβelos]) is a village and municipality located in the region of El Bierzo (province of León, Castile and León, Spain). According to the 2020 census (INE), Cacabelos has a population of 4,996 inhabitants. It is well known for its wines.
|Autonomous community||Castile and León|
|• Mayor||Sergio Álvarez De Arriba (PSOE)|
|• Total||32.66 km2 (12.61 sq mi)|
|Elevation||479 m (1,572 ft)|
|• Density||160/km2 (410/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Website||Ayto. de Cacabelos|
During the Peninsular War, the village, and more especially, its bridge over the river Cua, was in the line of retreat taken by Sir John Moore's British army to A Coruña, and was the site of the Battle of Cacabelos (3 January 1809), a minor battle.
- Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
- Turell, Teresa. Multilingualism in Spain, page 113 At Google Books.
- Moore, Richard. "Plunket’s Shot: A reconstruction of a famous exploit in the history of the 95th Rifles" Archived 2013-08-02 at archive.today Retrieved 3 August 2013.