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.
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.
Camarón de la Isla was born in San Fernando.
It holds the
Panteón de Marinos Ilustres.
Notable people from San Fernando [ edit ]
Quintin Dobarganes, Journalist
Magdalena Álvarez, Politician, former minister of Mr. Zapatero team
Sara Baras, Flamenco Dancer
Luis Berenguer, Writer
Manolo Casal, TV Presenter
Juan Ruiz Casaux, cellist and teacher
Beato Marcelo Espínola, Bishop, proposed to be a Saint
Camarón de la Isla, Flamenco singer
Francisco José Maldonado, footballer currently with Sporting de Gijón
Abraham Mateo, Singer and Actor
Tony Mateo, Singer and Actor
Alex O'Dogherty, Actor
Pepe Oneto, Journalist
Rafael Ortega, Bullfighter
Niña Pastori, Flamenco singer
Ana Rosetti, Writer
Francisco Ruiz Miguel, Bullfighter
Yordi, footballer currently with Córdoba CF
Sister cities [ edit ]
Demographics [ edit ]
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