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Full nameGijón / Xixón
Settlement typeMunicipality
Autonomous communityAsturias
Judicial districtGijón
Founded5th century BC (Noega, the first settlement on record)
MayorCarmen Moriyón Entrialgo (2011)
Total Area70.1 sq mi (181.6 km2)
Elevation9.8 ft (3 m)
Highest Elevation2418 ft (737 m)
Lowest Elevation0 ft (0 m)
Total Population275699 (2008)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
DemonymCastillian: Gijonés/sa Asturian: Xixonés/sa
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code33201 -33212

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Gijón (-esxiˈxon; Asturian: Xixón -esdiaʃiˈʃon), officially Gijón / Xixón, is a coastal industrial city and a municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Early mediaeval texts mention it as "Gigia". It was an important regional Roman city, although the area has been settled since earliest history. The name was originally applied to a small peninsula presently referred to as Cimadevilla, literally "top of village," between two beaches, one of which has a recreational port today. The main port, one of the largest in the north of Spain, is called "El Musel". Gijón has a barely growing population of approximately 277,000 (2006).

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