Cacabelos

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Location
42°36'00"N
006°43'01"W
Country
 Spain
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Cacabelos (Spanish pronunciation: [kakaˈβelos]) is a village and municipality located in the region of El Bierzo (province of León, Castile and León, Spain). According to the 2010 census (INE), Cacabelos has a population of 5,498 inhabitants. It is well known for its wines. It is one of Galician speaking councils of Castilla y León.

History

During the Peninsular War, the village, and more especially, its bridge over the river Cua, was in the line of retreat taken by Sir John Moore's British army to A Coruña, and was the site of the Battle of Cacabelos (3 January 1809), a minor battle.
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