Corunna


CORUNNA

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, Galicia, A C...

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, Galicia, A Coruña, Spain which houses the tomb of St. James son of Zebedee. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The town and port, called A CORUÑA in Galician, LA CORUÑA in Spanish, and Corunna in English, is the capital of the northwesternmost province (C) of Spain, which is named after it.

The province was formed in 1833 from the northwest of the old province and former Kingdom of Galicia, and now belongs to the autonomous Community of Galicia, created in the era of transition after the death of Franco.

Corunna is illustrious enough, but the most illustrious city in the province is Santiago de Compostela, the seat of an Archbishop, its cathedral the burial place of St James (to the same degree as St Mark’s in Venice is the last resting-place of the evangelist), and a still continuing place of pilgrimage. It is Santiago, and not Corunna, that is the capital of the Galician Community.

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