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Gijón info

Standart time zone:
UTC/GMT +1 hour (Europe/Madrid)

Population:
277,554

Coordinates:
43.53573, -5.66152

Region:
Asturias

Continent:
Europe

Country name:
Spain

ISO code:
ES, ESP, 724

Fips code:
SP

Phone code:
34

Country area:
504,782 km2

Country population:
46,505,963

Currency:
EUR

Language:
es

Other information:

Gijón (UK: , US: , Spanish: [xiˈxon]) or Xixón (Asturian: [ʃiˈʃoŋ]) is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. It is located on the Bay of Biscay, approximately 24 km (15 mi) north-east of Oviedo, the capital of Asturias. Gijón is situated on the coast of the Cantabrian Sea, in the north-west of Spain. It is located in the central-northern part of Asturias, 28 km from Oviedo and 26 km from Avilés, forming part of a large metropolitan area that includes twenty councils in the center of the region, structured with a dense network of roads, highways and railways and with a population of 835,053 inhabitants in 2011, making it the seventh largest in Spain.During the 20th century, Gijón developed as an industrial city in the steel and naval industries. However, due to the decline in manufacturing in these industries, in recent years Gijón is undergoing a transformation into an important tourist, university, commercial and R&D center. Read more in wiki.



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