San Vicente de la Barquera is a municipality of Cantabria in northern Spain. It had a population of 4,412 in 2002. Tourism is its main activity due to the area's natural environment and heritage. Approximately 80% of the municipal area belongs to the Oyambre Natural Park and enjoys a special protection regulated by the autonomous community of Cantabria as a result of its landscape and ecological value.[citation needed]

San Vicente de la Barquera
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Location of San Vicente de la Barquera
Location of San Vicente de la Barquera
San Vicente de la Barquera is located in Spain
San Vicente de la Barquera
San Vicente de la Barquera
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°23′6″N 4°23′55″W / 43.38500°N 4.39861°W / 43.38500; -4.39861Coordinates: 43°23′6″N 4°23′55″W / 43.38500°N 4.39861°W / 43.38500; -4.39861
Country Spain
Autonomous community Cantabria
ProvinceCantabria
ComarcaWestern coast
Judicial districtSan Vicente de la Barquera
CapitalSan Vicente de la Barquera
Government
 • AlcaldeJulián Vélez González (2007) (PP)
Area
 • Total41.5 km2 (16.0 sq mi)
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total4,158
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Barquereño/a, evenciano/a, pejín/ina
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Official language(s)Spanish
WebsiteOfficial website

External linksEdit

 
Castle of the King, built in the Early Middle Ages
 
Church of Santa María de los Ángeles
 
The Maza bridge at San Vicente de la Barquera
 
Rio Escudo and San Vicente de la Barquera


  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.