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The autonomous region with the capital Mérida is located in the south-west of Spain and covers 41,634 km² in two provinces. It should not be confused with the Portuguese region of Extremadura. Extremadura Alta in the north is largely identical to the province of Cáceres. The southern and somewhat more fertile part of Extremadura Baja around the course of the River Guadiana corresponds roughly to the province of Badajoz. It borders Portugal(Alentejo) to the west, Andalusia to the south, Castile-La Mancha to the west and Castile-León to the north. Castilla-La Mancha and Extremadura are part of the vast Meseta plateau landscape. The name means "land beyond the Duero" or, according to another version, "extremely hard" (extreme). The region is divided into two halves by the mountain ranges of the Sierra de Guadalupe and the Sierra de San Pedro.

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