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Badajoz

(bäthähōth`), city (1990 pop. 126,781), capital of Badajoz prov., SW Spain, in Extremadura, on the Guadiana River. Situated in an agricultural region, food processing is the main industry. Strategically located near the border of Portugal, it has an active trade with that country. Badajoz was a fortress city in Roman times that rose to prominence under the Moors as the seat (1022–94) of a vast independent emirate. Alfonso IX of León liberated it in 1228. Thereafter Badajoz was repeatedly attacked by the Portuguese and was consequently strongly fortified. The city has often been besieged; in the Peninsular War the French failed to take it in a long siege (1808–9) and succeeded in 1811 only to be driven out by Wellington in 1812 after bitter fighting. In the civil war of 1936–39 the capture (1936) of Badajoz by the Insurgents after a bloody battle was followed by hundreds of executions. A 1952 irrigation project, Plan Badajoz, intensified the city's development, raised its standard of living, and provided increased electrical power. Notable landmarks are the massive cathedral (begun in the 13th cent.) and the remains of the Moorish citadel. Manuel de Godoy, the favorite of Charles IV, and the painter Luis de Morales were born in Badajoz.

Badajoz

a city in SW Spain: strategically positioned near the frontier with Portugal. Pop.: 138 415 (2003 est.)
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Que se le arrancara la lengua o badajo para que en lo sucesivo no osase sonar de motu proprio, sin auxilio del campanero.
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En las pinturas expuestas --en su mayoria acrilicos de no muy grandes formatos (80x120, 80x80, 50x40cm)--, la artista representa con lenguajes y colores expresionistas esas cabezas de las que sobresalen los ojos que ven sin mirar, ojos que resaltan en los cuerpos escorzados tan caracteristicos en su obra: de cabeza, con los pies al frente, cayendo, convertidos en los badajos de una campana transparente que se vislumbra por una delgada linea que emerge del exceso pictorico.
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Durante horas los badajos las hicieron sonar para alertar a la poblacion del ataque en curso.