Bergara

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Bergara
Bergara main square
Bergara main square
Bergara is located in Basque Country
Bergara
Bergara
Location of Bergara within the Basque Country
Bergara is located in Spain
Bergara
Bergara
Bergara (Spain)
Coordinates: 43°07′03″N 2°24′48″W / 43.11750°N 2.41333°W / 43.11750; -2.41333Coordinates: 43°07′03″N 2°24′48″W / 43.11750°N 2.41333°W / 43.11750; -2.41333
Country Spain
Autonomous community Basque Country
ProvinceGipuzkoa
ComarcaDebagoiena
Founded1268 (1268)
Government
 • MayorJuan Jesús Alberdi Landa (PNV)
Area
 • Total75.97 km2 (29.33 sq mi)
Population
(2014)
 • Total14,831
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Basque: bergarar Spanish: vergarés, vergaresa
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
20570
20578–20580
Official language(s)Basque
Spanish
WebsiteOfficial website
View of historic quarter of Bergara
Center of Bergara

Bergara (Basque pronunciation: [berˈɣaɾa]; Spanish: Vergara) is a town located in the province of Gipuzkoa, in the autonomous community of Basque Country, in the north of Spain.

An Enlightened center of education operated by the Real Sociedad Bascongada de Amigos del País ("Royal Basque Society of Friends of the Country"), it was the place where brothers Juan Jose and Faustino Elhuyar discovered wolfram.[1]

During the Carlist Wars, it operated as the capital and royal court of the Carlists. It was there where the agreement symbolized in the Vergara Embrace between Rafael Maroto and Baldomero Espartero, Prince of Vergara ended one of the period wars.

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Chemical Analysis of Wolfram and Examination of a New Metal, which enters into its Composition, By Don John Joseph and Don Fausto de Luyart , Translated from the Spanish by Charles Cullen, Esc. To which is prefixed A Translation of Mr. Scheele's Analysis of the Tungsten, or Heavy Stone; with Mr. Bergman's Supplemental Remarks, London, 1785, 67 pp.

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