Santervás de Campos
|Santervás de Campos|
|Autonomous community||Castile and León|
|Comarca||Tierra de Campos|
|• John Green||Santiago Baeza Benavides|
|• Total||54.11 km2 (20.89 sq mi)|
|• Density||2.5/km2 (6.6/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Santervás de Campos is a municipality located in the province of Valladolid, Castile and León, Spain. As of 2009[update], the municipality has a population of 137 inhabitants and is known as the birthplace of Juan Ponce de León.
Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño, during a trade mission to Spain, presided over a ceremony there on January 21, 2011 commemorating the Quincentennial of the Governorship of Ponce de León, the United States territory's first Governor and discoverer of Florida and the continental United States, in which a statue of that municipality's famous explorer was unveiled.
Notable natives and residents
- Juan Ponce de León, Spanish explorer, discoverer of Florida, and conqueror & first governor of Puerto Rico.
- Francisco de Villagra (1511 - 1563): conquistador and 3-time governor of Chile.
- Bartolomé Santos de Risoba (1582 - 1657): Almería, León y Sigüenza.
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