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Santander, Cantabria

Santander Cantabria
Administration
Full nameSantander
Settlement typeMunicipality
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCantabria
ProvinceCantabria
ComarcaSantander Bay
Judicial districtSantander
Founded26 BC, as Portus Victoriae Iuliobrigensium 9 January 1755, granting the title of city
Government
CapitalSantander
AlcaldeÍñigo de la Serna (2007)
Geography
Total Area13.5 sq mi (35 km2)
Elevation49.2 ft (15 m)
Highest Elevation354.3 ft (108 m)
Lowest Elevation0 ft (0 m)
Demography
Total Population183466 (2009)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
DemonymSantanderino/a, santanderense, pejino/a, chani
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code39001-39012
Official language(s)Spanish

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The port city of Santander is the capital of the autonomous community and historical region of Cantabria situated on the north coast of Spain. Located east of Gijón and west of Bilbao, the city has a population of 183,446 (2009).


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