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Timeline of Gijón

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Gijón, Spain.

Contents

Prior to 20th century

  • 1560 - Gijón city archives active (approximate date).
  • 1721 - Palacio de Revillagigedo built.
  • 1797 - Real Instituto Jovellanos founded.
  • 1842 - Population: 16,558.
  • 1865 - Casa consistorial de Gijón built.
  • 1878 - El Comercio newspaper begins publication.
  • 1888 - El Bibio bullring opens.
  • 1892 - El Musel port opens.
  • 1900 – Population: 47,544.
  • 20th century

  • 1905 - Sporting de Gijón is founded.
  • 1930 - Population: 78,239.
  • 1940 - Population: 101,341.
  • 1955 - The construction of the Universidad Laboral finished.
  • 1981 - Population: 255,969.
  • 1982 - Part of 1982 FIFA World Cup football contest held in Gijón, including the controversial match between West Germany and Austria.
  • 1987 - Vicente Álvarez Areces becomes mayor.
  • 1992 - Palacio de Deportes opens.
  • 1999 - Paz Fernández Felgueroso becomes mayor.
  • 21st century

  • 2003 - Jardín Botánico Atlántico (garden) founded.
  • 2011
  • Carmen Moriyón becomes mayor.
  • Population: 276,969.
  • References

    Timeline of Gijón Wikipedia


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