Dos Hermanas

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Dos Hermanas
Municipality
Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Dos Hermanas
Flag
Coat of arms of Dos Hermanas
Coat of arms
Dos Hermanas is located in Andalusia
Dos Hermanas
Dos Hermanas
Location in Andalusia
Dos Hermanas is located in Spain
Dos Hermanas
Dos Hermanas
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 37°17′1″N 5°55′20″W / 37.28361°N 5.92222°W / 37.28361; -5.92222Coordinates: 37°17′1″N 5°55′20″W / 37.28361°N 5.92222°W / 37.28361; -5.92222
Country  Spain
Founded 1404 (first documented)
Government
 • Alcalde Francisco Toscano Sánchez (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 159.10 km2 (61.43 sq mi)
Elevation 42 m (138 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 129,719
 • Density 820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Demonym Nazareno/a
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 41700 to 41704 and 41089 (Montequinto)
Website Official website

Dos Hermanas is a Spanish city 15 km (9.3 mi) south of Seville in Andalusia, with a population of 129,719 as of 2013.

History[edit]

The city's name, which means "two sisters", dates from its founding in 1248 by King Ferdinand III of Castile and honours the sisters of Gonzalo Nazareno, one of the king's principal military commanders. For this reason natives of Dos Hermanas are called nazarenos/as.

Economy[edit]

The main economic activities of the city today are the production and distribution of olive oil and "Spanish olives", together with a significant number of service industries.

Transmitter[edit]

At Dos Hermanas, south of Los Palacios ( geographical coordinates: 37°12′35″N 5°55′33″W / 37.20972°N 5.92583°W / 37.20972; -5.92583 ), there is a powerful broadcasting mediumwave facility with a 232 metre tall guyed mast, used for the transmission of the first program of RNE with 300 kW on 684 kHz. The transmitter, which is most often designated as "RNE-1 Sevilla" can be received easily at night throughout Europe and northern Africa.

Notable people[edit]

The members of Spanish lounge music duo Los del Río (known for their international hit single, Macarena) are natives of Dos Hermanas and still reside in the city.

Sports[edit]

Its football club, Dos Hermanas CF, was founded in 1971. It plays in the Primera Andaluza, the highest league in the region. It has had four spells playing in national leagues, including the third tier, the Segunda B, between 1999 and 2002. It returned to regional football in 2010.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Dos Hermanas at Wikimedia Commons