Autonomous Community of Cantabria, Spain Genealogy

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Autonomous communities are larger jurisdictions found within Spain and may contain several provinces. It is both a political and administrative division. The autonomous communities of Spain were created in 1978. To learn more about them please read Autonomous communities of Spain. The autonomous community of Cantabria is located in northern Spain on the Bay of Biscay. The capital is Santander. Boundaries of the Cantabria| province of Cantabria and the autonomous community are the same.

Cantabria Provinces

The Autonomous Community of Cantabria has no provinces but is divided up into regions called comarcas, but traditionally, other subdivisions of the territory have been used. Click here for research instruction.


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