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Santander, Spain

capital of the autonomous community of Cantabria, Spain

Santander (English: /sɑːntɑːnˈdɛər/; Spanish: [santanˈder]) is a city on the north coast of Spain. It is the capital of the autonomous community of Cantabria. As of 2013, 178,465 people lived there.

Santander
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Top left: Assumption of the Virgin Mary Cathedral, Top right: Santander City Hall in Calle de los Escalantes, Middle left: Palacete del Embarcadero, Middle right: View of Sardinero Beach and Magdalena Palace, Bottom left: Cape Mayor Lighthouse, Bottom right: View of a ferry leave from Santander in Magdalena Peninsula
Location of Santander in Cantabria.
Location of Santander in Cantabria.
Santander is located in Spain
Santander
Santander
Location of Santander, Cantabria, Spain
Coordinates: 43°27′46″N 3°48′18″W / 43.46278°N 3.80500°W / 43.46278; -3.80500 title
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityCantabria
ProvinceCantabria
ComarcaBay of Santander
Judicial districtSantander
Founded26 BC, as Portus Victoriae Iuliobrigensium 9 January 1755, granting the title of city
CapitalSantander
Government
 • AlcaldeÍñigo de la Serna (2007) (PP)
Area
 • Total35 km2 (14 sq mi)
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Highest elevation
108 m (354 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2013)
 • Total178,465
 • Density5,100/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Santanderino/a, santanderense, pejino/a, chani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
39001-39012
Official language(s)Spanish
WebsiteOfficial website

Santander has an oceanic climate (Cfb in the Koeppen climate classification).