El Astillero

El Astillero (English: "The Shipyard") is a town and municipality in the province and autonomous community of Cantabria, northern Spain. It is near the provincial capital of Santander, and it is known for its shipyard, and for hosting of Spanish national Rowing Championships. Its location is geographically defined by the estuaries that surround it. It is located between the municipalities of Camargo (formerly part of El Astillero), Villaescusa, Piélagos, Medio Cudeyo and Marina de Cudeyo. Located at the foot of Peña Cabarga, is 7.5 kilometres away from the capital, Santander, and is 20 metres above sea level.

El Astillero
Ayuntamiento de El Astillero
Grúa portuaria
Iglesia de San José
Cañones situados junto a la bolera de Muslera, fabricados en las fundiciones de Liérganes y La Cavada
Cargadero de mineral de hierro de Orconera, o Puente de los Ingleses
Puerto deportivo
Panorámica de las rías de Astillero, Solía y San Salvador
Flag of El Astillero
Coat of arms of El Astillero
El Astillero (Cantabria) Mapa.svg
El Astillero is located in Cantabria
El Astillero
El Astillero
Location within Cantabria
El Astillero is located in Spain
El Astillero
El Astillero
El Astillero (Spain)
Coordinates: 43°24′6″N 3°49′10″W / 43.40167°N 3.81944°W / 43.40167; -3.81944Coordinates: 43°24′6″N 3°49′10″W / 43.40167°N 3.81944°W / 43.40167; -3.81944
Country Spain
Autonomous community Cantabria
Province Cantabria
ComarcaSantander Bay
Judicial districtSantander
CapitalEl Astillero
Government
 • MayorJavier Fernandez Soberon ([Ciudadanos])
Area
 • Total6.83 km2 (2.64 sq mi)
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total18,108
 • Density2,700/km2 (6,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Astillerenses
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
39610
WebsiteOfficial website

The confluence of the rivers and the coast of the bay is a large expanse of wetlands where various migratory birds nest throughout the year. The municipality covers an area of 6.80 km.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.

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