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Don Benito

Don Benito
Flag of Don Benito
Coat of arms of Don Benito
Coat of arms
Don Benito is located in Spain
Don Benito
Don Benito
Location in Spain.
Country  Spain
Autonomous Community  Extremadura
Province Badajoz
Comarca Las Vegas Altas
Founded 15th century
 • Mayor Mariano Gallego (PP-EU)
 • Total 561,6 km2 (2,168 sq mi)
Elevation(AMSL) 280 m (920 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 37,048
 • Density 6.6/km2 (17/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (GMT +2) (UTC+2)
Postal code 06400
Area code(s) +34 (Spain) + 924 (Badajoz)
Twin cities
Website Official website

Don Benito is a small Spanish town in the Badajoz province, Extremadura, near the left bank of the Guadiana river.


Don Benito has 37,048 inhabitants, and is part of an urban area with Villanueva de la Serena (26,071 inhabitants) 5 km away.

It dates from the 15th century, when it was founded by refugees from Don Llorente, who deserted their own town due to the danger of floods from the Guadiana. Besides manufacturing brandy, flour, oil, soap, linen and cloth, it has an active trade in wheat, wine and fruit, especially melons.

Battle of Medellín

On 28 March 1809, the 9 km separating Don Benito from Medellín was the site of a major French victory against Spanish troops during the Peninsular War.


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