Place:La Coruña, La Coruña, Galicia, Spain


NameLa Coruña
Alt namesA Coruña
A Coruñasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Brigantiumsource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) III, 656
Coroniumsource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) III, 656
Corunnasource: Wikipedia
La Corognesource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) III, 656
La Coruñasource: Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961); Times Atlas of the World (1994) p 49; USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
La Coruñasource: Wikipedia
The Groynesource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) III, 656
Coordinates43.367°N 8.383°W
Located inLa Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Contained Places
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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A Coruña (; (official name),  ; still sometimes known as Corunna in English, and archaically as The Groyne) is a city and municipality of Galicia, Spain. It is the second-largest city in the autonomous community and seventeenth overall in the country. The city is the provincial capital of the province of the same name, having also served as political capital of the Kingdom of Galicia from the 16th to the 19th centuries, and as a regional administrative centre between 1833 and 1982, before being replaced by Santiago de Compostela.

A Coruña is a busy port located on a promontory in the entrance of an estuary in a large gulf (the Portus Magnus Artabrorum of the classical geographers) on the Atlantic Ocean. It provides a distribution point for agricultural goods from the region.

Historical and modern Coruña

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