Santander

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

San·tan·der

biographical name \ˌsän-ˌtän-ˈder, ˌsan-ˌtan-\

Definition of SANTANDER

Francisco de Paula 1792–1840 Colombian gen. & polit.

San·tan·der

geographical name \ˌsän-ˌtän-ˈder, ˌsan-ˌtan-\

Definition of SANTANDER

1
— see cantabria
2
city & port N Spain on Bay of Biscay of Cantabria province pop 180,717

Santander

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Port city (pop., 2001: 180,717), capital of the autonomous community (comunidad autónoma) of Cantabria, northern Spain. A major seaport and summer resort, it is situated on the southern shore of Cape Mayor, a rocky peninsula extending east and sheltering Santander Bay, an inlet of the Bay of Biscay. The city was rebuilt after a disastrous fire in 1941. In addition to tourism, the economy is based on fishing, iron refining, and shipbuilding. The caves of Altamira and Castillo are nearby.

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