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Medellín (pronounced [meðeˈʎin]) is a village in the province of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain, notable as both the birthplace of Hernán Cortés in 1485 and the site of the Battle of Medellín, during the Peninsular War. The second-largest city in Colombia, Medellín, was named in honour of the small village as well as Medellín, Veracruz in Mexico, two cities in Argentina, and Medellin, Cebu, in the Philippines.

Medellín
Flag of Medellín
Flag
Coat of arms of Medellín
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of Medellín within Badajoz
Location of the municipality of Medellín within Badajoz
Medellín is located in Spain
Medellín
Medellín
Location of Medellín within Spain
Coordinates: 38°57′47″N 5°57′28″W / 38.96306°N 5.95778°W / 38.96306; -5.95778Coordinates: 38°57′47″N 5°57′28″W / 38.96306°N 5.95778°W / 38.96306; -5.95778
CountrySpain
RegionExtremadura
ProvinceBadajoz
CountyLas Vegas Altas
Government
 • TypeMayor-council
 • BodyAyuntamiento de Medellín
 • MayorAntonio Parral Carmona
Elevation
264 m (866 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total2,276
Demonym(s)Metelinense
Websitehttp://www.medellin.es/
View of the baroque and the modern bridge over the river Guadiana.

The city was named after the Roman general Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius, who founded it as a military base for his operations in western Iberia, during the Sertorian War. In Latin, it was called Metellinum.

It has a population of 2,337 (2009) and an area of 65 km².

Panoramic view of Medellín with Castle in the center and the urban area of the municipality.
The roman theatre of Medellín.

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  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.