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—  Municipality  —
Building of Pontificial University of Comillas.

Coat of arms
Location of Comillas
Comillas is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°23′13″N 4°17′22″W / 43.38694°N 4.28944°W / 43.38694; -4.28944Coordinates: 43°23′13″N 4°17′22″W / 43.38694°N 4.28944°W / 43.38694; -4.28944
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Cantabria
Province Cantabria
Comarca Western coast of Cantabria
Judicial district San Vicente de la Barquera
Capital Comillas
 - Alcaldesa María Teresa Noceda Llano (2007) (PRC)
 - Total 18.61 km2 (7.2 sq mi)
Elevation 23 m (75 ft)
Highest elevation 210 m (689 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2008)
 - Total 2,483
 - Density 133.4/km2 (345.6/sq mi)
 - Demonym Comillano, na
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code
Official language(s)
Website Official website

Comillas is a small township and municipality in the northern reaches of Spain, in the autonomous community of Cantabria. The Marquisate of Comillas, a fiefdom of Spanish nobility, holds ceremonial office in the seat of power at a small castle which overlooks the town.

Marquis of Comillas

The first Marquis of Comillas was Antonio López y López (died 1883). Founder and owner of the Compañía Transatlántica Española, was born in Comillas in 1817. Antonio López y López was given the title in 1878. The current Marquis of Comillas is Don Alfonso Güell y Martos.

External links

Entrance to the Pontificial University, Comillas, Cantabria.
El Capricho, a building by Antoni Gaudí.
Band of Pipers playing in Comillas, Cantabria. At background the Palace of Sobrellano.
Beach and port.
Comillas streets panorama 2009

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