Comillas

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Not to be confused with Comilla, a city in Bangladesh.
For the village in Pichilemu, see Las Comillas.
Comillas
Municipality
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Building of Pontificial University of Comillas.
Flag of Comillas
Flag
Coat of arms of Comillas
Coat of arms
Location of Comillas
Location of Comillas
Comillas is located in Spain
Comillas
Comillas
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°23′13″N 4°17′22″W / 43.38694°N 4.28944°W / 43.38694; -4.28944Coordinates: 43°23′13″N 4°17′22″W / 43.38694°N 4.28944°W / 43.38694; -4.28944
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Cantabria
Province Cantabria
Comarca Western coast of Cantabria
Judicial district San Vicente de la Barquera
Capital Comillas
Government
 • Alcaldesa María Teresa Noceda Llano (2007) (PRC)
Area
 • Total 18.61 km2 (7.19 sq mi)
Elevation 23 m (75 ft)
Highest elevation 210 m (690 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 2,483
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Demonym Comillano, na
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Official website

Comillas is a small township and municipality in the northern reaches of Spain, in the autonomous community of Cantabria. The Marquisate of Comillas, a fiefdom of Spanish nobility, holds ceremonial office in the seat of power at a small castle which overlooks the town.

Marquis of Comillas[edit]

The first Marquis of Comillas was Antonio López y López (died 1883). Founder and owner of the Compañía Transatlántica Española, he was born in Comillas in 1817. Antonio López y López was given the title in 1878. The second Marquis of Comillas was his son Claudio López Bru. The current Marquis of Comillas is Don Alfonso Güell y Martos.

Comillas streets panorama 2009

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