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Donostia
Flag of San Sebastian Coat of arms of San Sebastian
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Location of Donostia-San Sebastian in Spain Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3975x802, 511 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Donostia Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File links San_Sebastian_bandera. ... Image File history File links San_Sebastian_Escudo. ... Image File history File links File links The following pages link to this file: Donostia ...

Coordinates : 43º 19' 17 n. 1º 59' 8 w.
Time Zone : CET (GMT +1)
- summer: CEST (GMT +2)
General information
Native name Donostia (Basque)
Spanish name San Sebastian
Nickname La bella Easo
Founded 1180
Postal code 200XX
Area code 34 (Spain) + 943 (San Sebastian)
Website http://www.donostia.org/
Administration
Country Spain
Autonomous Community Basque Country
Province Guipuscoa
Comarca San Sebastian
Mayor Odón Elorza (PSOE)
Geography
Land Area 60,89 km²
Altitude 6 m AMSL
Population
Population 182,930 (2005)
Density 3,004 hab./km² ()
The San Sebastian bay
The San Sebastian bay
María Cristina Hotel (*****)
María Cristina Hotel (*****)
San Sebastián with sailboats
San Sebastián with sailboats
See also San Sebastian (disambiguation)

Donostia-San Sebastian (Basque: Donostia, Spanish: San Sebastián, known officially as Donostia-San Sebastián), is the capital city of the province of Guipuscoa, in the Spanish autonomous community of the Basque Country. Its population is 182,930 (2005 estimate). A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Basque (in Basque: Euskara) is the language spoken by the Basque people who inhabit the Pyrenees in North-Central Spain and the adjoining region of South-Western France. ... This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ... A postal code (known in various countries as a post code, postcode, or ZIP code) is a series of letters and/or digits appended to a postal address for the purpose of sorting mail. ... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... Look up Administration in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up country in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Spains fifty provinces (provincias) are grouped into seventeen autonomous communities (comunidades aut nomas), in addition to two African autonomous cities (ciudades aut nomas) (Ceuta and Melilla). ... Capital Vitoria-Gasteiz Official language(s) Spanish and Basque Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 14th  7,234 km²  1. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... Guipuscoa province. ... This is a list of the comarques (singular comarca) of Catalonia. ... Geography > Europe > Spain > Basque Country > Guipúzcoa San Sebastián with sailboats Statue of Jesus on Urgull Mountain San Sebastián (Donostia in Basque) is the capital city of the province of Guipúzcoa, in the Spanish autonomous community of Basque Country. ... now. ... The Spanish Socialist Workers Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Español or PSOE) is one of the main parties of Spain. ... Altitude is the elevation of an object from a known level or datum. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per volume. ... Image File history File linksMetadata CIMG0123. ... Image File history File linksMetadata CIMG0123. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 324 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Donostia Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 324 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Donostia Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Beach in San Sebastián with sailboats Taken by User:Leland on April 30, 2004. ... Beach in San Sebastián with sailboats Taken by User:Leland on April 30, 2004. ... Geography > Europe > Spain > Basque Country > Guipúzcoa San Sebastián with sailboats Statue of Jesus on Urgull Mountain San Sebastián (Donostia in Basque) is the capital city of the province of Guipúzcoa, in the Spanish autonomous community of Basque Country. ... Basque (in Basque: Euskara) is the language spoken by the Basque people who inhabit the Pyrenees in North-Central Spain and the adjoining region of South-Western France. ... In addition to its seventeen autonomous communities, Spain is divided into fifty provinces. ... Guipuscoa province. ... Spains fifty provinces (provincias) are grouped into seventeen autonomous communities (comunidades autónomas), in addition to two African autonomous cities (ciudades autónomas) (Ceuta and Melilla). ... Capital Vitoria-Gasteiz Official language(s) Spanish and Basque Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 14th  7,234 km²  1. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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The city is located in the northeast of Spain, on the southern coast of the Bay of Biscay, close to the French border. San Sebastian's picturesque coastline makes it a popular beach resort. Map of the Bay of Biscay. ...


History

  • 1014 The monastery of St. Sebastian, in the term of Ernani is donated to the Abbey of Leire by Sancho III of Pamplona.
  • 1150 The city is chartered (given fuero) by king Sancho VI of Pamplona, having jurisdiction over all the territory between the rivers Oria and Bidasoa.
  • 1200 The city is conquered by Castile, whose king Alfonso VIII, confirms its fuero.
  • 1656 The city is used as the royal headquarters during the marriage of the Infanta to Louis XIV at Hendaye nearby.
  • 1728 The foundation of the "Real Compañía Guipuzcoana de Caracas" boosts commerce with the Americas.
  • 1808 Napoleonic forces capture San Sebastian in the Peninsular War.
  • 1813 On 31st August, British and Portuguese troops besieging San Sebastian defeat French occupying troops. The relieving troops lost all self-control and burnt down the city, in spite of the fact that the inhabitants were anti-French. Only the street at the foot of the hill (now called 31st August Street) remains.
  • 1813 The city is rebuilt in the same spot but with a slightly altered layout, but architecturally in much the same style.
  • 1833 British volunteers under Sir George de Lacy Evans defend the city against Carlist attack. Their fallen are buried at the "English Cemetery" on Monte Urgull.
  • 1863 The city walls are demolished (their remains are visible in the underground carpark at the Boulevarde) and an expansion of the city begins.
  • 1936 The military coup is defeated by a CNT counter uprising, who, together with other labor unions, take control of it.
  • 1937 The province falls to Falangist forces in the Spanish Civil War, who now take reprisals against the UGT.
  • 1953 The St. Sebastian International Film Festival begins.

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Recreation

Donostia-San Sebastian is the home city of the Primera División football (soccer) club Real Sociedad. The city's Anoeta Stadium also hosts rugby union matches featuring Biarritz Olympique Liga de Fútbol Profesional, commonly known as La Liga or Primera Division, is the professional football league in Spain and is widely regarded as one of the best leagues in the world. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Real Sociedad is a Spanish football club from the Basque city of San Sebastián/Donostia in Guipúzcoa/Gipuzkoa. ... Estadio Anoeta is a multi-use stadium in Donostia/San Sebastián, Spain. ... A rugby union scrum. ... Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque, often abbreviated BOPB, is a French rugby union club that plays in Biarritz in Aquitaine at Parc des Sports Aguiléra. ...


Culture

Every year on 20 January (the feast of Saint Sebastian) the people of San Sebastian celebrate a festival known as the "Tamborrada". At midnight in the Konstituzioa plaza in the "Alde Zaharra/Parte Vieja" (old city), the mayor raises the flag of San Sebastián, and during 24 hours the entire city is awash with the sound of drums. The adults dress as cooks and soldiers and march around the city. They march all night with their cook hats and white aprons with the March of San Sebastián. The origin of this custom is said to be that Spanish tradesmen, including cooks, mocked the occupying French army during the Napoleonic wars, by aping their daily procession from Monte Urgull to the water-pump at San Telmo. Later, the procession was developed when Vicente "Txiki" Buenechea donated barrels to be used as drums for the procession. Adults usually have dinner in "Sociedades", which provide elements of the procession, and which traditionally were only admitted for males. Nowadays even the strictest ones allow women on the "Noche de la Tamborrada". They eat very sophisticated meals cooked by themselves, mostly composed of seafood (traditionally elver, now no longer served due to its exorbitant price) and drink the best wines. For "Donostiarras" this is the most celebrated festival of the year. After hearing drums all night children wake up with a version of the Tamborrada for kids. Children dress traditionally as soldiers and march around the city. Children from all the schools of San Sebastián march that day. They have their specific costumes which usually represent a particular country (England, Germany, Romania, etc.) January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about St. ...


A festival called Semana Grande in Spanish and Aste Nagusia in Basque ("Big/Main Week") is held every year in August. There is a fireworks competition in which every night there is a fireworks presentation over the bay, and at the end, a winner is declared.


San Sebastian is known for its Basque cuisine and pintxos (tapas) and restaurant district near the port. Tapas (pronounciation: TAH-pas) are a variety of Spanish appetizers, such as mixed olives, cheeses, or an elaborate creation like battered and fried baby squid (Puntillitas). ...


The most important Spanish international film festival is held in this city, the Donostia-San Sebastian International Film Festival A film festival is a festival in one or more movie theaters with a special program showcasing many films. ... The San Sebastian International Film Festival was founded in 1953 in San Sebastian, Spain. ...


Twin Cities

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