Segovia

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Segovia
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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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Coat o airms o Segovia
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Location o Segovia in Spain
Location o Segovia in Spain
Segovia is locatit 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
ProvinceSegovia
ComarcaCapital y Área Metropolitana
Judicial destrictPartido de Segovia
Govrenment
 • AlcaldePedro Arahuetes García (PSOE)
Area
 • Total163.59 km2 (63.16 sq mi)
Elevation
1,000 m (3,000 ft)
Population
 (2009)
 • Tot56,660
 • Density350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Segoviano, na
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
40001-40006
Offeecial leid(s)Spaingie
WabsteidOffeecial 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 Wikimedia Commons

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