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Please see the relevant discussion on the talk page.
For the Spanish classical guitarist, see Andrés Segovia.
For the ancient city of southern Spain, see Segovia (Baetica).
Segovia
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Coordinates : 40°57′N, 4°10′W
Time Zone : CET (GMT +1)
- summer: CEST (GMT +2)
General information
Native name Segovia (Spanish)
Spanish name Segovia
Postal code 40001-40006
Website http://www.segovia.es/
Administration
Country Spain
Autonomous Community Castilla y León
Province Segovia
Mayor Pedro Arahuetes (PSOE)
Geography
Land Area 163'6 km²
Altitude 1002 m AMSL
Population
Population 54,945 (2003)
Density 340,1 hab./km² ()
Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct*
UNESCO World Heritage Site
State Party Flag of Spain Spain
Type Cultural
Criteria i, iii, iv
Reference 311
Region Europe and North America
Inscription History
Inscription 1985  (9th Session)
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
† Region as classified by UNESCO.

Segovia is a city in Spain, the capital of the province of Segovia in Castile-Leon. It is situated about an hour north of Madrid, at 40°57′N, 4°10′W. 55,586 people live in the municipality of Segovia. A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ... Postal codes are generally clearly visible outside local Australian post offices. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The term Administration, as used in the context of government, differs according to jurisdiction. ... In political geography and international politics, a country is a political division of a geographical entity, a sovereign territory, most commonly associated with the notions of state or nation and government. ... 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 Valladolid Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 1st  94,223 km²  18,6% Population  â€“ Total (2003)  â€“ % of Spain  â€“ Density Ranked 6th  2,480,369  5. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... Segovia province Segovia is a province of central Spain, in the southern part of the autonomous community of Castile and León. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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. ... In physics, density is mass m per unit volume V. For the common case of a homogeneous substance, it is expressed as: where, in SI units: ρ (rho) is the density of the substance, measured in kg·m-3 m is the mass of the substance, measured in kg V is... Aqueduct of Segovia The Aqueduct of Segovia (or more precisely, the aqueduct bridge) is one of the most significant and best-preserved monuments left by the Romans on the Iberian Peninsula. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... As of 2006, there are a total of 830 World Heritage Sites located in 138 State Parties. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Segovia province Segovia is a province of central Spain, in the southern part of the autonomous community of Castile and León. ... Capital Valladolid Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 1st  94,223 km²  18,6% Population  â€“ Total (2005)  â€“ % of Spain  â€“ Density Ranked 6th  2,510,849  5. ... Motto: (Spanish for From Madrid to Heaven) Location Coordinates: , Country Spain Autonomous Community Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid Province Madrid Administrative Divisions 21 Neighborhoods 127 Founded 9th century Government  - Mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón Jimémez (PP) Area  - Land 607 km² (234. ...

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Name

Under Roman and Moorish rule, the city was called Segovia (Σεγουβία, Ptolemy ii. 6. § 56) and Šiqūbiyyah (Arabic شقوبية) respectively. This Celtic name probably means "fortress". Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... The Moors were the medieval Muslim inhabitants of the western Mediterranean and western Sahara, including: al-Maghrib (the coastal and mountain lands of present day Morocco and Algeria, and Tunisia although Tunisia often is separately called Ifriqiya after the former Roman province of Africa); al-Andalus (the former Islamic sovereign... A medieval artists rendition of Claudius Ptolemaeus Claudius Ptolemaeus (Greek: ; ca. ... Arabic ( or just ) is the largest living member of the Semitic language family in terms of speakers. ...


History

Originally a town of the Arevaci, it was incorporated in the Roman province of Hispania Tarraconensis, on the road from Emerita (modern Mérida) to Caesaraugusta (modern Zaragoza). (Itin. Ant. p. 435; Plin. iii. 3. s. 4; Flor. iii. 22.) It minted coins in antiquity, which were later described and cataloged by Enrique Florez. The Arevaci were an ancient Celtiberian tribe who settled in the Meseta Central of northern Hispania. ... Roman Imperial province of Hispania Tarraconensis, 120 AD Hispania Tarraconensis was one of three Roman provinces in Hispania. ... Mérida is the capital of the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Zaragoza (Spanish) Spanish name Zaragoza Founded 24 Postal code 50001 - 50018 Website http://www. ... The Antonine Itinerary is a Latin document that can be described as the Road Map of Roman Britain. ... Pliny the Elder: an imaginative 19th Century portrait. ... Enrique Florez (February 14, 1701 - August 20, 1773) was a Spanish historian. ...


Sights

The old city is spectacularly situated atop a long, narrow promontory. It contains a wealth of monuments, including the cathedral, a famous ancient Roman aqueduct, the Alcázar, and various churches built in the Romanesque style including San Esteban, San Martin, and San Millan. The old city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is surrounded by walls built in the 10th century BC, probably on a Roman base, and rebuilt extensively during the 19th century. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Aqueduct of Segovia The Aqueduct of Segovia (or more precisely, the aqueduct bridge) is one of the most significant and best-preserved monuments left by the Romans on the Iberian Peninsula. ... Alcazar of Segovia The Alcázar of Segovia (literally Segovia Castle) is a stone fortification, located in the old city of Segovia, Spain. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State...


The Alcázar, or castle-palace, is perched at the tip of the promontory and towering over the countryside below. The history of the Alcázar begins at the end of the 11th century, in the time when king Alfonso VI reconquered lands to the south of the river Duero down to Toledo and beyond. The city of Segovia was repopulated, and it is thought that the construction of the castle began at those times. During the Middle Ages, the Alcazar of Segovia was the favourite residence of kings of Castile, and almost each king added new parts to the building, transforming the original fortress into a courtier residence and prolonging the construction of the castle till 16th century, when King Philip II added the conical spires and the slate roofs. A fire in 1892 destroyed part of the roofs, but they were restored, in the very same style they were built more than 300 years ago. Alcazar of Segovia The Alcázar of Segovia (literally Segovia Castle) is a stone fortification, located in the old city of Segovia, Spain. ...


The church of Vera Cruz, beyond the Alcazar and the city walls was founded by the king of Spain. It is built in the circular style, a common design of the Templars, in recognition of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It is currently owned and maintained by the Knights of Malta.


The aqueduct, typically the most recognized and famous symbol of Segovia, terminates at the entrance of the historic section. It was built at the end of 1st to early 3rd century BC by the Romans during their occupation of the Iberian Peninsula to bring water from the Río Frío (Cold River)(about 18 km away) to the city, requiring an elevated section in its last 1 kilometer (0.6 mi) from the Sierra de Guadarrama to the walls of the old town. This elevated section, largely dominating the nearby scene, is supported by an engineering marvel of 166 arches and 17 pillars in two levels. It is made of 400 large, rough-hewn granite blocks, joined without mortar or clamps. Its maximum height of 28.100 m (100.53000 ft) is found at the plaza of Azoguejo. A raised section of stonework in the center once had an inscription. Today only the holes for the bronze letters survive. The Iberian Peninsula, or Iberia, is located in the extreme southwest of Europe, and includes modern day Spain, Portugal, Andorra and Gibraltar. ...


The Cathedral of Segovia stands in the city's central plaza. Constructed by architect Juan Gil de Hontanon in the late Gothic style between 1522 and 1577, it is widely considered Europe's last great Gothic cathedral. The kind of Gothic is called Isabelino


Owing to these famous monuments, Segovia is a very popular tourist destination, especially as a day-trip from Madrid. Tourists on Oahu, Hawaii Tourism is travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes or the provision of services to support this leisure travel. ...


Demography

Demographic evolution of Segovia between 1991 and 2004
1991 1996 2001 2004
54,375 54,287 54,368 55,586

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Twin Cities

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Famous Segovians

  • Juan Bravo
  • Pedro Delgado
  • Nicomedes García
  • Andrés Laguna
  • Aniceto Marinas
  • Cayetano Redondo Aceña
  • Florentino Trapero

Pedro Delgado in Zaragoza at the 2004 Vuelta a España Pedro Delgado Robledo (born 1960-04-15 in Segovia), also known as Perico, is a Spanish former professional road bicycle racer. ... This biography does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Cayetano Redondo Aceña (1885, Segovia—21 May 1940, Madrid), Spanish politician, journalist, and mayor of Madrid during the Spanish Civil War - from November 1936 to May 1937). ...

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Andrés Segovia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (873 words)
Segovia claimed that he rescued the guitar from the hands of flamenco gypsies, and built up a classical repertoire to give it a place in concert halls.
Segovia's first public performance was in Spain at the age of sixteen, and a few years later he held his first professional concert in Madrid, playing guitar transcriptions by Francisco Tárrega and some works by Johann Sebastian Bach, which he had transcribed himself.
Many prominent musicians believed that Segovia's guitar would not be accepted by the classical music community because in their mind, the guitar could not be used to play classical music.
Segovia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (473 words)
Segovia is a city in Spain, the capital of the province of Segovia in Castile-Leon.
The aqueduct that stands at the entrance of the historic section of Segovia was built at the end of 1st to early 2nd century AD by the Romans during their occupation of the Iberian Peninsula.
Owing to these famous monuments, Segovia is a very popular tourist destination, especially as a day-trip from Madrid.
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