Osuna

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Osuna
Municipality
University of Osuna.
University of Osuna.
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; -5.100
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Andalusia
Province Seville
Government
 • Mayor Rosario Andújar Torrejón (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 592.49 km2 (228.76 sq mi)
Elevation 328 m (1,076 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 17,851
 • Density 30/km2 (78/sq mi)
Demonym Ursaonenses
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 41640
Website Official website

Osuna 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.

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 of Osuna, halfway to Écija near La Lantejuela.

In popular culture[edit]

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.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ashifa Kassam (3 November 2014). "Swords and superfans – Game of Thrones invades Osuna". The Guardian. 

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