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Full nameExtremadura
Official name 
Native name   
Settlement typeAutonomous Community
AnthemHimno de Extremadura
TypeDevolved government in a constitutional monarchy
BodyJunta de Extremadura
PresidentJosé Antonio Monago Terraza
Total Area16070.7 sq mi (41634 km2)
Area rank5th
Total Population1097744 (12th) (2009)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
DemonymExtremaduran, Extremenian
extremeño (m), extremeña
Other information
ISO 3166 codeES-EX
Statute of AutonomyFebruary 26, 1983
Official languagesSpanish
Assembly65 deputies
Congress10 deputies (out of 350)
Senate10 senators (out of 264)

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Extremadura (-esekstɾemaˈðuɾa; , -allestɾemaˈuɾa) is an autonomous community of western Spain whose capital city is Mérida. Its component provinces are Cáceres and Badajoz. It is bordered by Portugal to the west. To the north it borders Castile and León (provinces of Salamanca and Ávila); to the south, it borders Andalusia (provinces of Huelva, Seville, and Córdoba); and to the east, it borders Castile-La Mancha (provinces of Toledo and Ciudad Real)

It is an important area for wildlife, particularly with the major reserve at Monfragüe, which was designated a National Park in 2007, and the project of the International Tagus River Natural Park (Parque Natural Río Tajo Internacional). The government of Extremadura is called Junta de Extremadura.

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