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Pamplona

Pamplona
Administration
Full namePamplona / Iruña
Official namePamplona / Iruña
CountrySpain
Autonomous CommunityNavarre
ProvinceNavarre
ComarcaCuenca de Pamplona
Founded74 BC
Government
MayorEnrique Maya (UPN)
Geography
Total Area9.1 sq mi (23.55 km2)
Elevation1463.3 ft (446 m)
Demography
Total Population198491 (2009)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)319208
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)

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Pamplona (Spanish -espamˈplonaIPA, -eui'ɾuɲeaIPA or Iruña -eui'ɾuɲaIPA) is the historial capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former kingdom of Navarre.

The city is famous worldwide for the San Fermín festival, from July 6 to 14, in which the running of the bulls is one of the main attractions. This festival, was first brought to widespread attention by Ernest Hemingway in his novel, The Sun Also Rises.

After the 2011 municipal elections, there are 27 councillors in Pamplona Municipality: eleven of Navarrese People's Union (Unión del Pueblo Navarro), seven of Nafarroa Bai, three of Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, three of Bildu, two of People's Party, and one of Izquierda-Ezkerra.


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