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(Spanish estremaˈðura)
(Placename) a region of W Spain: arid and sparsely populated except in the valleys of the Tagus and Guardiana rivers. Area: 41 593 sq km (16 059 sq miles)


(ˌɛs trə məˈdʊər ə)

also Extremadura

a region in W Spain, formerly a province.
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It boggles the mind that 60 percent of the world's olive oil comes from Spain-from areas like Andalusia, Extramadura and Catalonia-and 45 percent just from Priego de Cordoba.
We considered the house speciality of Jamon Iberico (Spanish ham) from Extramadura which is cured for two years, given a serial number and can be traced right back to the breeder and even individual pig.
Rick concludes his tour in the little-known region of Extramadura, famous for pimenton and Iberico - Spain's most celebrated ham.
Thursday Rick Stein's Spain (BBC Two Wales, 8pm) Rick concludes his tour by heading to the region of Extramadura, famous for Spain's most celebrated ham.
They were allowed to roam over fields in Extramadura in western Spain feeding on a diet of acorns and roots that give the ham its distinctive flavour.
Martinez Agudo es Profesor Titular del Departamento de Didactica de la Lengua Inglesa de la Universidad de Extramadura.
Yet this vast region - roughly the size of Belgium - offers a heady combination of lush forests and sweeping plains rising to ancient hilltop villages Bordering Portugal, Extramadura also boasts incredible Roman ruins for feeds history buffs.
You can still find bodegas in Extramadura and La Mancha in Spain making wine in clay amphoras, or tinajas, as they are called in Spain.
5 million), Extramadura (three million Euro), Galicia (three million Euro), Rioja (Euro 2.