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Bergara (Basque pronunciation: [berˈɣaɾa]; Spanish: Vergara) is a town and municipality located in the province of Gipuzkoa, in the autonomous community of Basque Country, in the north of Spain.

Bergara
Bergara main square
Bergara main square
Coat of arms of Bergara
Coat of arms
Bergara is located in Basque Country
Bergara
Bergara
Location of within the Basque Country
Bergara is located in Spain
Bergara
Bergara
Location within Spain
Coordinates: 43°07′03″N 2°24′48″W / 43.11750°N 2.41333°W / 43.11750; -2.41333Coordinates: 43°07′03″N 2°24′48″W / 43.11750°N 2.41333°W / 43.11750; -2.41333
Country Spain
Autonomous community Basque Country
ProvinceGipuzkoa
ComarcaDebagoiena
Founded1268 (1268)
Government
 • MayorElena Lete García (PNV)
Area
 • Total75.97 km2 (29.33 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total14,596
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Basque: bergarar Spanish: vergarés, vergaresa
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
20570
20578–20580
Official language(s)Basque
Spanish
WebsiteOfficial website
View of historic quarter of Bergara
Center of Bergara

An Enlightened center of education operated by the Real Sociedad Bascongada de Amigos del País ("Royal Basque Society of Friends of the Country"), it was the place where brothers Juan José and Fausto Elhuyar discovered wolfram.[2]

During the Carlist Wars, it operated as the capital and royal court of the Carlists. It was there where the agreement symbolized in the Vergara Embrace between Rafael Maroto and Baldomero Espartero, Prince of Vergara ended one of the period wars.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ A Chemical Analysis of Wolfram and Examination of a New Metal, which enters into its Composition, By Don John Joseph and Don Fausto de Luyart, Translated from the Spanish by Charles Cullen, Esc. To which is prefixed A Translation of Mr. Scheele's Analysis of the Tungsten, or Heavy Stone; with Mr. Bergman's Supplemental Remarks, London, 1785, 67 pp.

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