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San Fernando, Cádiz

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Bay of Cádiz

8 m (26 ft)

Province of Cádiz

Autonomous community

Judicial district
San Fernando

96,335 (2014)

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Municipes of the Bahía de Cádiz

17°C, Wind W at 23 km/h, 73% Humidity

Points of interest
Panteón de Marinos Ilustres, Oficina de Turismo de San Fern, Bay of Cádiz, Museo Naval de San Fern, Jardín Botánico de San F

San Fernando (Saint-Ferdinand in English) is a town in the province of Cádiz, Spain. It is home to more than 97,500 inhabitants. The city also uses the name "La Isla" (The Island). The people from San Fernando are locally known as "Cañaíllas" or "Isleños".


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In history, the city played a paramount role when in 1810 during the French occupation led by Napoleon, San Fernando and Cádiz were the only parts of Spain which did not surrender to the French.

The Cortes Generales met in the Comedy Theatre (nowadays known as the Real Teatro de las Cortes) and started the preparation for the first liberal constitution of Spain, which was approved in the neighbouring city of Cádiz in 1812.

Flamenco singer Camarón de la Isla was born in San Fernando.

It holds the Panteón de Marinos Ilustres.

Notable people from San Fernando

  • Quintin Dobarganes, Journalist
  • Magdalena Álvarez, Politician, former minister of Mr. Zapatero team
  • Sara Baras, Flamenco Dancer
  • Luis Berenguer, Writer
  • Manolo Casal, Canal Sur TV Presenter
  • Juan Ruiz Casaux, Cellist and Teacher
  • Beato Marcelo Espínola, Bishop, proposed to be a Saint
  • Hermana Cristina, Sister, Bishop, proposed to be a Saint
  • Camarón de la Isla, Flamenco singer
  • Chato de la Isla, Flamenco singer
  • Anne Hidalgo, present Mayor of Paris
  • Francisco José Maldonado, footballer currently with Sporting de Gijón
  • Abraham Mateo, Singer and Actor
  • Tony Mateo, Singer and Actor
  • Fran Ocaña, Singer
  • Alex O'Dogherty, Actor
  • Pepe Oneto, Journalist
  • Rafael Ortega, Bullfighter
  • Niña Pastori, Flamenco singer
  • Ana Rosetti, Writer
  • Francisco Ruiz Miguel, Bullfighter
  • Yordi, footballer currently with Córdoba CF
  • Servando Sánchez, footballer
  • David Barral Torres, footballer
  • Ramón Rodriguez Verdejo "Monchi", former Director of Football of Sevilla F.C.SAD
  • José Enrique Varela (1891–1951), military officer
  • Sister cities

  • Montigny-le-Bretonneux,  France
  • Badalona,  Spain
  • References

    San Fernando, Cádiz Wikipedia