Medellín, Spain



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Location of the municipality of Medellín within Badajoz
Location of Medellín within Spain
Coordinates: 38°57′47″N 5°57′28″W / 38.96306°N 5.95778°W / 38.96306; -5.95778Coordinates: 38°57′47″N 5°57′28″W / 38.96306°N 5.95778°W / 38.96306; -5.95778
Country Spain
Region Extremadura
Province Badajoz
County Las Vegas Altas
  Type Mayor-council
  Body Ayuntamiento de Medellín
  Mayor Antonio Parral Carmona
Elevation 264 m (866 ft)
Population (2015)
  Total 2,306
Demonym(s) Metelinense

Medellín (pronounced [meðeˈʎin]) is a village in the province of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain, notable as both the birthplace of Hernán Cortés in 1485 and the site of the Battle of Medellín, during the Peninsular War. The second-largest city in Colombia, Medellín, was named in honour of the small village as well as Medellín, Veracruz in Mexico, two cities in Argentina, and Medellin, Cebu, in the Philippines.

The city was named after the Roman general Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius, who founded it as a military base for his operations in western Iberia, during the Sertorian War. In Latin, it was called Metellinum.

It has a population of 2,337 (2009) and an area of 65 km².

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