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Cáceres

Cáceres (käˈthārās) [key], city (1990 pop. 73,915), capital of Cáceres prov., W central Spain, in Estremadura. Products of cork, leather, pottery, and cloth are made there. Cáceres was an important Roman colony. It fell to the Moors in the 8th cent. but was recaptured (1229) by Alfonso IX. The old town, on top of a hill and encircled by turreted walls, has many notable Roman and Moorish structures.

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