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Dos Hermanas

Dos Hermanas
Municipality
Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Dos Hermanas
Flag
Coat of arms of Dos Hermanas
Coat of arms
Dos Hermanas is located in Andalusia
Dos Hermanas
Dos Hermanas
Location in Andalusia
Dos Hermanas is located in Spain
Dos Hermanas
Dos Hermanas
Location in Spain
Coordinates:
Country  Spain
Founded 1404 (first documented)
Government
 • Alcalde Francisco Toscano Sánchez (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 160.52 km2 ( sq mi)
Elevation 42 m ( ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 130,369
 • Density

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Demonym(s) Nazareno/a
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 41700 to 41704 and 41089 (Montequinto)
Website Official website

Dos Hermanas is a Spanish city 15 km (9.3 mi) south of Seville in Andalusia, with a population of 130,369 as of 2014.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Economy 2
  • Transmitter 3
  • Notable people 4
  • Sports 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

The city's name, which means "two sisters", dates from its founding 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.

Economy

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.

Transmitter

At Dos Hermanas, south of Los Palacios ( geographical coordinates: ), 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.

Notable people

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.

Spanish popstar Melody comes from Dos Hermanas. In 2014 a controversy was sparked when an interviewer for Cuatro TV asked her how come she spoke so well 'in spite of coming from Dos Hermanas'. This sparked a large debate on classism and Madrid-centric snobbery.[1]

Sports

Its football club, Dos Hermanas CF, was founded in 1971. It plays in the Primera Andaluza, the highest league in the region. It has had four spells playing in national leagues, including the third tier, the Segunda B, between 1999 and 2002. It returned to regional football in 2010.

References

External links

Media related to Dos Hermanas at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official city council site
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