La Codosera

La Codosera


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La Codosera
Location of La Codosera within Extremadura
Coordinates: 39°12′31″N 7°10′24″W / 39.20861°N 7.17333°W / 39.20861; -7.17333
Country Spain
Autonomous community Extremadura
Province Badajoz
Municipality La Codosera
  Total 69 km2 (27 sq mi)
Elevation 355 m (1,165 ft)
Population (2006)
  Total 2,269
  Density 32.9/km2 (85/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

La Codosera (Codossera, in Portuguese) is a municipality located in the province of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain. According to the 2006 census (INE), the municipality has a population of 2,269 inhabitants. It is located close to the international border with Portugal at the eastern end of the Serra de São Mamede.[1]

The highest point in the municipal term is 596 m high La Lamparona.[2]

It is most commonly known as the seat of the Sanctuary of Chandavila, a popular Catholic pilgrimage shrine, famous for the Marian apparitions of Our Lady of Sorrows said to have occurred in 1945 to Marcelina Barroso Expósito and Afra Brígido Blanco.


La Codosera includes the following villages within its municipal term:

  • El Marco
  • La Tojera
  • La Rabaza
  • Bacoco


Coordinates: 39°12′N 7°10′W / 39.200°N 7.167°W / 39.200; -7.167

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