Irun

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Irun
Irun City Hall
Irun City Hall
Coat of arms of Irun
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Vigilantiae Custos
Irun is located in Basque Country
Irun
Irun
Location of Irun within the Basque Autonomous Community
Irun is located in Spain
Irun
Irun
Irun (Spain)
Coordinates: 43°20′16.13″N 1°47′19.72″W / 43.3378139°N 1.7888111°W / 43.3378139; -1.7888111Coordinates: 43°20′16.13″N 1°47′19.72″W / 43.3378139°N 1.7888111°W / 43.3378139; -1.7888111
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityBasque Country
ProvinceGipuzkoa
ComarcaBidasoaldea
Founded28 February 1776
Government
 • MayorJosé Antonio Santano Clavero (2007) (PSE-EE)
Area
 • Total42.40 km2 (16.37 sq mi)
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Highest elevation
825 m (2,707 ft)
Lowest elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
(2016)
 • Total61,608
 • Density1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Demonym(s)irundar, irunés/irunesa
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
20300-20305
WebsiteOfficial website

Irun (Spanish: Irún, Basque: Irun) is a town of the Bidasoaldea region in the province of Gipuzkoa in the Basque Autonomous Community, Spain. It lies on the foundations of the ancient Oiasso, cited as a Roman-Vasconic town during the period.[1]

One of the biggest towns in Gipuzkoa, its border town situation (it is located on the border between Spain and France, across the Bidasoa river from Hendaye), has made Irun into a commercial and logistic centre. Irun railway station is a major break-of-gauge where the SNCF 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge rails meet the 1,668 mm (5 ft 5 2132 in) broad gauge Renfe ones. Currently Irun features a fair ground provided with modern exhibition and telecommunication facilities just at some 100 metres away from the actual borderline at the Santiago Bridge (river Bidasoa).

Irun is part of the conurbation of Txingudi bay with Hondarribia and Hendaye, the town being also involved in the Eurocité Basque Bayonne-San Sebastián (fr).

One of its main festivals is the Alarde de San Marcial, a parade recreating an episode of the Peninsular War, held on every 30 June yearly. Its main sports club is the Real Unión where its football team plays in Spain's Segunda División B.


Climate[edit]

Irun has an oceanic climate courtesy of strong maritime moderation from the Bay of Biscay.

Climate data for San Sebastián Airport Hondarribia, (15 km (9 miles) east of San Sebastian) (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 24.6
(76.3)
28.6
(83.5)
29.0
(84.2)
32.4
(90.3)
36.6
(97.9)
39.8
(103.6)
40.4
(104.7)
40.0
(104)
38.0
(100.4)
33.4
(92.1)
29.4
(84.9)
26.0
(78.8)
40.4
(104.7)
Average high °C (°F) 13.1
(55.6)
13.8
(56.8)
16.1
(61)
17.5
(63.5)
20.7
(69.3)
23.1
(73.6)
25.1
(77.2)
25.7
(78.3)
24.0
(75.2)
21.0
(69.8)
16.2
(61.2)
13.5
(56.3)
19.2
(66.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 8.9
(48)
9.4
(48.9)
11.6
(52.9)
13.0
(55.4)
16.2
(61.2)
19.0
(66.2)
21.0
(69.8)
21.5
(70.7)
19.4
(66.9)
16.4
(61.5)
12.0
(53.6)
9.6
(49.3)
14.8
(58.6)
Average low °C (°F) 4.7
(40.5)
5.0
(41)
7.0
(44.6)
8.5
(47.3)
11.8
(53.2)
14.8
(58.6)
16.9
(62.4)
17.2
(63)
14.7
(58.5)
11.8
(53.2)
7.8
(46)
5.6
(42.1)
10.5
(50.9)
Record low °C (°F) −12.0
(10.4)
−13.0
(8.6)
−5.2
(22.6)
−1.2
(29.8)
3.0
(37.4)
5.3
(41.5)
7.8
(46)
8.4
(47.1)
4.6
(40.3)
0.8
(33.4)
−5.8
(21.6)
−8.4
(16.9)
−13.0
(8.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 157
(6.18)
135
(5.31)
124
(4.88)
156
(6.14)
120
(4.72)
95
(3.74)
85
(3.35)
117
(4.61)
132
(5.2)
167
(6.57)
188
(7.4)
174
(6.85)
1,649
(64.92)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 13 12 12 14 12 10 9 10 10 12 13 12 138
Average snowy days 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Average relative humidity (%) 75 72 70 71 72 73 74 75 75 75 76 75 74
Mean monthly sunshine hours 88 108 141 159 182 188 198 197 170 134 96 81 1,750
Source: Agencia Estatal de Meteorología[2]

People from Irun[edit]


Junkaleko Andre Maria church, Irun

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What is Oiasso Museum". Oiasso Roman Museum. Retrieved 2017-03-09.
  2. ^ "VValores climatológicos normales. Hondarribia, Malkarroa". November 2015.

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