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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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Contract notice: supply of electric power in the campus of the university of extremadura by holding an electronic auction (6 lots)
He also expressed Qatar's interest in investing in Spain, and called on the head of the government of Extremadura to visit Qatar with business and trade delegations from the region to meet with Qatari officials and businessmen.
Its government is again taking the militarist path after convincing the Japanese people and its victim-nations to erase in their collective memory Japan's World War 2 atrocities like wartime sexual slavery through the comfort women system,' said Rechilda Extremadura, executive director of Lila Pilipina, in a statement.
In the summer of 1997, he accepted the Extremadura job - a tiny club in south west Spain who had played their first ever topflight campaign in 1995, only to be relegated again.
La colaboracion transfronteriza entre Extremadura y Portugal ha ido adquiriendo madurez a lo largo de los anos mediante la sucesion de proyectos, la amplitud de objetivos y la integracion de distintos niveles administrativos (regional, local y estatal).
Moreover, Fitch reduced Cajastur and Caja Extremadura long-term IDR to BBB+ from A- and viability ratings to bbb+ from a-.
The group, also comprising savings banks Caja Extremadura y Caja Cantabria, needs the money to increase core capital ratio to over 8% and finance corporate investments.
Nevertheless, plants from Extremadura were presented by Rivas Mateos (1931), Rivas Goday (1964), Perez Chiscano & al.
Cajastur, Caja de Ahorros del Mediterraneo (CAM), Caja Extremadura and Caja Cantabria would together create a new banking group, which would have EUR135bn in assets.
May 7 2010 - Nuter Feed has opened a new plant in Llerena, in Extremadura, Spain.
Tras la publicacion del catalogo de la Coleccion Clot-Manzanares en Extremadura: tierra de libros (2007), el director de la Biblioteca de Extremadura, Justo Vila, ha querido abrir la nueva coleccion de Alborayque libros--dedicada a la tematica del libro en todas sus vertientes--con esta obra, que fue presentada el pasado jueves, 29 de octubre por Juan Carlos Rodriguez Ibarra en la propia sede de Biblioteca, en un acto presidido por el actual presidente de esta Comunidad, Guillermo Fernandez Vara.
The campaign is simple, clear, natural and easily understood by the people it is aimed at, who are aged between 14 and 17," the Telegraph quoted Laura Garrido, president of the Youth Council of Extremadura, as saying.