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Cantabria is an autonomous community on the northern coast of Spain. It is bordered by the Basque Country to the east, Castile and León to the south and the Principality of Asturias to the west. Cantabria faces the Cantabrian Sea in the Bay of Biscay to the north. Cantabrias coverss 5,321 sq km (2,054 sq mi) and has a population of 592,000 people (2012 estimate).

The island of Urros in Piélagos, Cantabria, SpainThe island of Urros in Piélagos, Cantabria, Spain
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Due to the Gulf Stream, Cantabria enjoys a slightly warmer climate than other places of the same latitude. The mountains in the area creates microclimates. Most of the rivers in the area are short and rapid, due to the steepness of the topography.

Collegiate of Santa Juliana, Santillana del Mar, Cantabria, SpainCollegiate of Santa Juliana, Santillana del Mar, Cantabria, Spain
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Main Cities in Cantabria

  1. Santander - capital
  2. Arnuero
  3. Camaleño
  4. Castro Urdiales
  5. Torrelavega

Map of the Towns and Cities of Cantabria

Natural & National Parks in Cantabria

  1. Colladoes del Asón Natural Park
  2. Dunes of Liencres Natural Park
  3. Macizo de Peña Cabarga Natural Park
  4. Oyambre Natural Park
  5. Picos de Europa National Park
  6. Saja-Besaya Natural Park
  7. Santoña, Victoria and Joyel Marshes Natural Park

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