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Osuna (Spanish pronunciation: [oˈsuna]) is a town and municipality in the province of Seville, southern Spain, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. As of 2009, it has a population of c. 17,800. It is the location of the Andalusian Social Economy School.

Osuna
Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, Osuna
Flag of Osuna
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Coat of arms of Osuna
Coat of arms
Osuna is located in Spain
Osuna
Osuna
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 37°14′N 05°06′W / 37.233°N 5.100°W / 37.233; -5.100Coordinates: 37°14′N 05°06′W / 37.233°N 5.100°W / 37.233; -5.100
Country Spain
Autonomous communityAndalusia
ProvinceSeville
Government
 • MayorRosario Andújar Torrejón (PSOE)
Area
 • Total592.49 km2 (228.76 sq mi)
Elevation
328 m (1,076 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total17,622
 • Density30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ursaonense
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
41640
WebsiteOfficial website

Among famous people associated with Osuna is Juan de Ayala, the commander of the first European ship to enter the San Francisco Bay in California.

The battle of Munda, the last battle won by Julius Caesar in person, was probably fought outside Osuna, halfway to Écija near La Lantejuela.

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In popular cultureEdit

In Michelangelo Antonioni's film, The Passenger, the character of Locke (played by Jack Nicholson) is assassinated in a hotel located in Osuna (Hotel de la Gloria).

In 2014, parts of the fifth season of HBO's Game of Thrones were filmed in the town.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ Ashifa Kassam (3 November 2014). "Swords and superfans – Game of Thrones invades Osuna". The Guardian.

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