WHERE IS MÉRIDA? Mérida is in ŧhe region of Extremadura. Mérida is in the South West of Spain. Extremadura is near Portugal. Mérida is in the centre of Extremadura and it is the capital of Extremadura.
INHABITANTSInhabitants: 57.797 (2011)Density: 66,77 inhabitants/km²Area: 865,6 km²
CLIMATEMerida has aMediterranean climatewith Atlantic influences,due to the proximity of thePortuguese coast. Thewinters are mild, withminimum rarely below 0°C (32 °F), and summersare hot with maximumtemperatures occasionallyexceeding 40 °C (104 °F).
FEASTThe most important feast of Mérida is the feast of September, the festival of summer, The feast of Gypsies, feast of Santa Eulalia.
ECONOMYThe most important service of the Merida´s economy is the Sector of Service, the turist from all parts of the world, industrial activity because Mérida has a lot of industries and big shop. In 2008 was inagurate the IFEME,
MONUMENTSThe roman bridge.The roman forum.The circus maximus.The amphitheatre of Mérida.The roman theatre.
THE ROMAN BRIDGEThe Roman bridge over the Guadiana River at Mérida, Spain. It is the longest surviving bridge from ancient times, having once featured an estimated overall length of 755 m with 62 spans. Today, there are 60 spans (three of which are buried on the southern bank) on a length of 721 m between the abutments. Including the approaches, the structure totals 790 m.
THE ROMAN FORUMThe Roman Forum is an archaeological area in Mérida, Spain. It was the main public area of the Roman city of Emerita Augusta, founded in 25 BC by Emperor Augustus. The city had another forum, the Provincial Forum, built in 50 AD. Together with the other archaeological sites of the city, it was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993.
CIRCUS MAXIMUSThe Circus Maximus is a Roman hippodrome in Mérida, Spain. Used for chariot racing, it was modelled on the Circus Maximus in Rome and other circus buildings throughout the empire. Measuring more than 400 m in length and 30 m of width, it is one of the best preserved examples of the Roman circus.
AMPHITHEATRE OF MÉRIDAThe Amphitheatre of Merida, was built in the roman colony of Emerita Augusta, which was founded in 25 B.C. by Octavius Augustus, emeritus soldiers discharged from the Roman army, two veteran legions of the Cantabrian Wars: Legio V Alaudae and Legio X
ROMAN THEATRE The Roman Theatre of Mérida is a construction promoted by the consul Vipsanius Agrippa in the Roman city of Emerita Augusta, capital of Lusitania (current Mérida, Spain). It was constructed in the years 16 and 15 BC.