Extremadura


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Extremadura

(ĕstrəmədo͝o`rə), autonomous region (1990 pop. 1,102,319), W central Spain, on the border with Portugal. It was established as an autonomous region in 1983 by the statute of autonomy. A tableland crossed by mountains and by the Tagus (Tajo) and Guadiana rivers, it comprises the provinces of Badajoz and Cáceres. Much of it is poverty-ridden, with poor communications, absentee landlordism, and steady emigration. Wine, olive oil, and cereals are produced through dry farming. Elsewhere, the more rugged terrain serves as winter grazing land for sheep from Castile and León; hogs are also raised in large numbers. Reconquered from the Moors in the 12th and 13th cent., the region was frequently a battlefield in the Spanish wars with Portugal and again in the Peninsular War. Most of Extremadura fell to the Nationalists early in the Spanish civil war. The conquistadors Pizarro and Cortés were born there.
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Dicha cooperacion ha ido adquiriendo madurez a lo largo de los anos mediante la sucesion de proyectos y ha conseguido ampliar su resonancia inter administrativa vinculando a organismos que van desde las administraciones centrales respectivas, portuguesa y espanola (Instituto Geografico Portugues, IGP, e Instituto Geografico Nacional, IGN), pasando por administraciones regionales (Junta de Extremadura, Comisiones de Coordinacion Regionales y Distritos portugueses) y administraciones locales (diputaciones provinciales y de concelhos portugueses).
Shareholders will meet today to vote on the merger, which would give Cajastur 66% in the combined business, with Caja Extremadura holding 20% and Caja Cantabria 14%.
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CAM and Cajastur would have a 40 per cent stake each in the new entity while Caja Extremadura would have an 11 per cent stake.
The company told Feedinfo News Service that it intends to develop and consolidate its presence in the livestock market in southwestern Spain, consisting of Extremadura and Western Andalusia.
En sus paginas el autor nos muestra como se desarrollo su pasion de bibliofilo, desde los anos de la infancia en un internado hasta la actualidad, tras donar la mayor parte de su riquisima coleccion bibliografica sobre Extremadura a la Biblioteca Regional de esta Comunidad.
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Movimientos migratorios en Extremadura durante la Guerra de la Sucesion (c 1690-1725.