Irun

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Irun
Municipality
Irun Ceety Haw
Irun Ceety Haw
Coat o airms o Irun
Coat o airms
Motto: Vigilantiae Custos
Irun is located in Spain
Irun
Irun
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°20′16.13″N 1°47′19.72″W / 43.3378139°N 1.7888111°W / 43.3378139; -1.7888111Coordinates: 43°20′16.13″N 1°47′19.72″W / 43.3378139°N 1.7888111°W / 43.3378139; -1.7888111
Kintra  Spain
Autonomous commonty  Basque Kintra
Province Gipuzkoa
Comarca Bidasoaldea
Foondit 28 Februar 1776
Govrenment
 • Mayor José Antonio Santano Clavero (2007) (PSE-EE)
Aurie
 • Tot 42.40 km2 (16.37 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Heichest elevation 825 m (2,707 ft)
Lawest elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Tot 61,419
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Demonym(s) irundar, irunés/irunesa
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 20300-20305
Wabsteid Offeecial wabsteid

Irun (auld Basque for "fortifee'd toun"; Spaingie: Irún) is a toun o the Bidasoaldea region in the province o Gipuzkoa in the Basque Autonomous Commonty, Spain. Nouadays it is widely acceptit bi the historic researcher commonty that Irun is the auncient Basque Roman toun o Oiasso on accoont o the vestiges (port, factory, etc.) disclosed lately in the historic nucleus o Irun, while the name itsel mey hae applee'd tae the whole surroondin aurie.

Ane o the biggest touns in Gipuzkoa, its border toun situation (it is locatit on the border atween Spain an Fraunce, athort the Bidasoa river frae Hendaye), haes made Irun intae a commercial an logistic centre, wi important railwey infrastructur, whaur the SNCF rails meet the 1668 mm broad gauge Renfe anes. Currently Irun features a fair grund providit wi modren exhibition an telecommunication facilities juist at some 100 metres awa frae the actual borderline at the Santiago Brig (river Bidasoa).

Irun is pairt o the conurbation o Txingudi bay wi Hondarribia an Hendaye, the toun bein involvit in the Eurocité Basque Bayonne-San Sebastián (fr) an aw.

Ane o its main festivals is the Alarde, a parade recreatin an episode o the Peninsula War. Its main sports club is the Real Unión whaur its fitbaa team plays in Spain's Segunda División B.

Junkaleko Andre Maria kirk, Irun.

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