Cantabrian people

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Coroccotta Juan de la Cosa Menéndez Pelayo
Seve Ballesteros Ataúlfo Argenta
Total population
593,121 (Cantabria 2011)
Regions with significant populations

In Spain: Cantabria; Madrid, Biscay, Asturias, Barcelona.[1]

 Mexico 8,131[1]
 Argentina 3,384[1]
 France 2,384[1]
 Cuba 1,899[1]
 Venezuela 1,490[1]
 Germany 1,283[1]
 United States 1,190[1]
Other countries 3,099[1]
Castilian, Cantabrian.
Roman Catholicism, Atheism
Related ethnic groups
Asturian, Castilian and the Basque

The Cantabrians are the inhabitants living in the region of Cantabria, in northern Spain.[2] Sometimes they are referred to as "montañeses" (in English, "Highlander").


The term Cantabrian is also a demonym for the people of Canterbury, New Zealand although in most contexts this is unlikely to produce confusion.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Elecciones a Cortes Generales de 20 de noviembre de 2011
  2. ^ "Even today, Cantabrians (the Pasiego included, Lebaniegos excluded), at the North of Spain, seem to be a genetically well differentiated community, as deduced from uniparental and autosomal markers, perhaps to a higher degree than their neighbours, the Basques".

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