San Vicente de la Barquera

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San Vicente de la Barquera
Municipality
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Location of San Vicente de la Barquera
Location of San Vicente de la Barquera
San Vicente de la Barquera is located in Spain
San Vicente de la Barquera
San Vicente de la Barquera
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°23′6″N 4°23′55″W / 43.38500°N 4.39861°W / 43.38500; -4.39861Coordinates: 43°23′6″N 4°23′55″W / 43.38500°N 4.39861°W / 43.38500; -4.39861
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Cantabria
Province Cantabria
Comarca Western coast
Judicial district San Vicente de la Barquera
Capital San Vicente de la Barquera
Government
 • Alcalde Julián Vélez González (2007) (PP)
Area
 • Total 41.5 km2 (16.0 sq mi)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 4,546
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Barquereño/a, evenciano/a, pejín/ina
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Official language(s) Spanish
Website Official website

San Vicente de la Barquera is a municipality of Cantabria in northern Spain. It had a population of 4,412 in 2002. Tourism is its main activity due to the area's great natural beauty and heritage. Approximately 80% of the municipal area belongs to the Oyambre Natural Park and enjoys a special protection regulated by the autonomous community of Cantabria as a result of its extraordinary landscape and ecological value.

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Castle of the King, built in the Early Middle Ages
Church of Santa María de los Ángeles
The Maza bridge at San Vicente de la Barquera
Rio Escudo and San Vicente de la Barquera