Building of Pontificial University of Comillas.
Location of Comillas
|Comarca||Western coast of Cantabria|
|Judicial district||San Vicente de la Barquera|
|• Alcaldesa||María Teresa Noceda Llano (2007) (PRC)|
|• 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)|
|• Density||130/km2 (350/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
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
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.
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