San Fernando, Cádiz

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San Fernando
Municipality and city
Castillo de Sancti Petri
Castillo de Sancti Petri
Flag of San Fernando
Flag
Coat of arms of San Fernando
Coat of arms
Location of San Fernando within the province of Cadiz
Location of San Fernando within the province of Cadiz
San Fernando is located in Andalusia
San Fernando
San Fernando
Location in Andalusia
San Fernando is located in Spain
San Fernando
San Fernando
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 36°28′N 6°12′W / 36.467°N 6.200°W / 36.467; -6.200Coordinates: 36°28′N 6°12′W / 36.467°N 6.200°W / 36.467; -6.200
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Andalusia
Province Cádiz
Comarca Bay of Cádiz
Judicial district San Fernando
Commonwealth Municipios de la Bahía de Cádiz
Government
 • Alcalde José Loaiza (PP)
Area
 • Total 30.65 km2 (11.83 sq mi)
Elevation 8 m (26 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 96,366
 • Density 3,100/km2 (8,100/sq mi)
Demonym Isleño
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 11100
Official language(s) Spanish
Website Official website

San Fernando (Saint-Ferdinand in English) is a town in the province of Cádiz, Spain. It is home to more than 97,500 inhabitants. The city also uses the name "La Isla" (The Island), however, the city is no longer an island, but a peninsula, as it has been connected to the mainland. The people from San Fernando are locally known as "Cañaíllas" or "Isleños".

History[edit]

In history, the city played a paramount role when in 1810 during the French occupation led by Napoleon, San Fernando and Cádiz were the only parts of Spain which did not surrender to the French.

The Cortes Generales met in the Comedy Theatre (nowadays known as the Real Teatro de las Cortes) and started the preparation for the first liberal constitution of Spain, which was approved in the neighbouring city of Cádiz in 1812.

Flamenco singer Camarón de la Isla was born in San Fernando.

It holds the Panteón de Marinos Ilustres.

Notable people from San Fernando[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1999 87,179 —    
2000 88,179 +1.1%
2001 88,110 −0.1%
2002 88,333 +0.3%
2003 88,490 +0.2%
2004 90,178 +1.9%
2005 92,666 +2.8%
Source: INE (Spain)

External links[edit]

Abraham Mateo vive en San Fernando, Cadiz