Santoña

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Santoña
Municipality
Santoña
Santoña
Flag of Santoña
Flag
Coat of arms of Santoña
Coat of arms
Location of Santoña
Location of Santoña
Santoña is located in Spain
Santoña
Santoña
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°26′29″N 3°27′27″W / 43.44139°N 3.45750°W / 43.44139; -3.45750Coordinates: 43°26′29″N 3°27′27″W / 43.44139°N 3.45750°W / 43.44139; -3.45750
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Cantabria
Province Cantabria
Comarca Trasmiera
Judicial district Santoña
Capital Santoña
Government
 • Alcaldesa María Puerto Gallego Arriola (2007) (PSC-PSOE)
Area
 • Total 11.53 km2 (4.45 sq mi)
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Highest elevation 315 m (1,033 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 11,601
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Demonym santoñés/a
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39740 [1]
Official language(s) Spanish
Website Official website

Santoña is a town in the eastern coast of the autonomous community of Cantabria, on the north coast of Spain. It is situated by the bay of the same name. It is 45 km from the capital Santander. Santoña is divided into two zones, an urban plain, and a mountainous area, with Mount Buciero at its eastern limit, and Brusco and the beach of Berria to the north. The beach of San Martin comprises its south limit and the fishing harbor and marsh area its western limit.

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View of Laredo and Santoña bay from San Miguel de Seña.

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