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Location of Santander in Cantabria.
Location of Santander in Cantabria.
Country Spain
Autonomous community Cantabria
ProvinceCantabria
ComarcaBay of Santander
Judicial districtSantander
Founded26 BC, as Portus Victoriae Iuliobrigensium 9 January 1755, granting the title of city
CapitalSantander
Government
 • AlcaldeÍñigo de la Serna (2007) (PP)
Area
 • Total35 km2 (14 sq mi)
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Highest elevation
108 m (354 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2013)
 • Total178,465
 • Density5,100/km2 (13,210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
39001-39012
Official language(s)Spanish
WebsiteOfficial website

Santander (English /sɑːntɑːnˈdɛər/; Spanish: [santanˈder]) is a city on the north coast of Spain. It is the capital of the autonomous community of Cantabria. As of 2013, 178,465 people lived there.

Santander has an oceanic climate (Cfb in the Koeppen climate classification).