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Huéscar

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Country  Spain
Comarca  Comarca de Huéscar
Demonym(s)  Oscenses
Elevation  953 m
Local time  Friday 1:08 PM
Autonomous community  Andalusia
Judicial district  Huéscar
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Population  7,772 (2014)
Province  Province of Granada
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Weather  13°C, Wind E at 18 km/h, 51% Humidity

Huéscar (Latin: Osca) is a municipality of the province of Granada, Spain.

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History

When the Iberian Peninsula was conquered by Rome, Osca was a town of the Turdetani, and incorporated into the Roman province of Hispania Baetica. However, purportedly ancient coins from this town are not genuine.

Between 1809 and 1981, Huéscar was at war with Denmark, as a result of the Napoleonic wars over Spain, where Denmark supported the French Empire. This official declaration of war was forgotten until it was discovered by a local historian in 1981, followed by the signing of a peace treaty on 11 November 1981 by the city mayor and the Ambassador of Denmark. Not a single shot was fired during the 172 years of war, and nobody was killed or injured.

Main sights

The main landmark is the Collegiate Church of St. Mary the Major, designed by Diego de Siloé in the 16th century.

Sister cities

Huéscar is twinned with:[1]

  • Kolding, Denmark, since 1982
  • References

    Huéscar Wikipedia


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