Zumarraga, Gipuzkoa

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Legazpi Tower, birthplace of Miguel López de Legazpi.

Zumarraga ([s̻umaraɣa]) is a municipality in Gipuzkoa province of the Basque Country autonomous community of Spain.

In 1446 a battle took place there during the War of the Bands.[1]

It is the birthplace of Miguel López de Legazpi, conquistador who explored the Pacific Islands and the East Indies,[2] and of Iñaki Urdangarín, the husband of Infanta Cristina of Spain.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Enciclopedia general ilustrada del País Vasco: Diccionario enciclopédico vasco. Zubir-Zyts. Cuerpo A. Vol. LVIII. Auñamendi. 2008. p. 444. ISBN 9788470252730.
  2. ^ Hudson, Kenneth; Nicholls, Ann (1975). Directory of Museums. Springer. p. 406. ISBN 9781349014880.
  3. ^ Alzugaray, Juan José (2004). Vascos relevantes del siglo XX. Encuentro. p. 156. ISBN 9788474907339.

Coordinates: 43°05′N 2°19′W / 43.083°N 2.317°W / 43.083; -2.317