Donostia-San Sebastian

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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).

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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.

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  • 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.

(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).

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.

[edit] 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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