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Segovia
Municipality
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View o the back façade o the Segovia Cathedral, the auncient Ceety Waws (8t century), an the Guadarrama mountains.

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Location o Segovia in Spain
Segovia is located in Spain
Segovia
Segovia
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°57′N 4°10′W / 40.950°N 4.167°W / 40.950; -4.167Coordinates: 40°57′N 4°10′W / 40.950°N 4.167°W / 40.950; -4.167
Kintra  Spain
Autonomous commonty  Castile an León
Province Segovia
Comarca Capital y Área Metropolitana
Judicial destrict Partido de Segovia
Government
 • Alcalde Pedro Arahuetes García (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 163.59 km2 (63.16 sq mi)
Elevation 1,000 m (3,000 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 56,660
 • Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Demonym Segoviano, na
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 40001-40006
Offeecial leid(s) Spanish
Website Offeecial wabsteid

Segovia is a ceety in Spain, the caipital o Province o Segovia in the autonomous commonty o Castile an León. It is situatit north o Madrid, 30 minutes bi heich speed train. The municipality coonts some 55,500 inhabitants.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name o Segovia is o Celtiberian oreegin. The first inhabitants namit the ceety Segobriga." This name comes frae twa terms o celtiberian oreegin, leid o the celtic Indo-European branch. It comes frae the term Sego, which means «victory» (prefix an aw present in ither ceeties such as Segeda an Segontia) an the suffix -briga, which wad mean «ceety» or «strength». So it micht be translatit as "Ceety o the victory" or "Victorious ceety".

Unner the Romans and Arabs, the ceety wis cried Segovia (Σεγουβία, Ptolomeo ii. 6. § 56) an Šiqūbiyyah (Arabic شقوبية) respectively.

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Media relatit tae Segovia at Wikimedie Commons

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