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Badajoz, formerly spelled Badajos, is the capital of the Province of Badajoz in western Spain, located close to the Portuguese border on the Guidiana River. 

Settlement has existed here since the Bronze Age, and a cluster of Roman villas were built here around 100 BC. The actual city was established as part of the Moorish Kingdom in the 8th Century.

Today, Badajoz is known for its history, Roman and Moorish ruins, architecture, city walls, commercial economy, and beauty.

People Born in Badajoz

Pedro de Alvarado

Badajoz in People's Lives

Pedro de Alvarado: I was born here in 1485, the son of a powerful military commander. I was born the oldest of five sons.

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