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Dos Hermanas
—  Municipality  —

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Dos Hermanas is located in Spain
Dos Hermanas
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 37°17′1″N 5°55′20″W / 37.28361°N 5.92222°W / 37.28361; -5.92222Coordinates: 37°17′1″N 5°55′20″W / 37.28361°N 5.92222°W / 37.28361; -5.92222
Country  Spain
Founded 1404 (first documented)
Government
 - Alcalde Noelia León (PET)
Area
 - Total 159.10 km2 (61.4 sq mi)
Elevation 42 m (138 ft)
Population (2008)
 - Total 120,323
 - Density 756.3/km2 (1,958.7/sq mi)
 - Demonym Nazareno/a
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 41700 a 41704 and 41089
Official language(s)
Website Official website

Dos Hermanas is a Spanish city 15 km (9.3 miles) south of Seville in Andalusia, with a population of 120,323 as of 2008.

The city's name, which means "two sisters", dates from its foundin in 1248 by King Ferdinand III of Castile and honours the sisters of Gonzalo Nazareno, one of the king's principal military commanders. For this reason natives of Dos Hermanas are called nazarenos/as.

The main economic activities of the city today are the production and distribution of olive oil and "Spanish olives", together with a significant number of service industries.

The members of Spanish lounge music duo Los del Río (known for their international hit single, Macarena) are natives of Dos Hermanas and still reside in the city.

Transmitter

At Dos Hermanas, south of Los Palacios ( geographical coordinates: 37°12′35″N 5°55′33″W / 37.20972°N 5.92583°W / 37.20972; -5.92583 ), there is a powerful broadcasting mediumwave facility with a 232 metre tall guyed mast, used for the transmission of the first program of RNE with 300 kW on 684 kHz. The transmitter, which is most often designated as "RNE-1 Sevilla" can be received easily at night throughout Europe and northern Africa.

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