Segovia

Segovia
Municipality
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View of the façade of the Segovia Cathedral, the ancient City Walls (8th century), and the Guadarrama mountains.
Flag of Segovia
Flag
Coat of arms of Segovia
Coat of arms
Segovia is located in Castile and León
Segovia
Segovia
Location in Spain
Segovia is located in Spain
Segovia
Segovia
Segovia (Spain)
Coordinates: 40°57′N 4°10′W / 40°57′N 4°10′W / 40.950; -4.167
Country Spain
Autonomous community Castile and León
ProvinceSegovia
ComarcaCapital y Área Metropolitana
Comunidad de ciudad y tierra de Segovia
Judicial districtPartido de Segovia
Government
 • MayorClara Luquero (PSOE)
Area
 • Total163.59 km2 (63.16 sq mi)
Elevation1,005 m (3,297 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total56,660
 • Density350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Segoviano, na
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code40001-40006
Official language(s)Spanish
WebsiteOfficial website

Segovia (ə/; Spanish pronunciation: [seˈɣoβja][1]) is a city in the autonomous region of Castile and León, Spain. The city is famous for its historical buildings and for three main landmarks: its midtown Roman aqueduct, its cathedral (one of the last Gothic to be built in Europe), and the castle, which was an influence for Walt Disney's Cinderella Castle. The city center of Segovia was declared World Heritage by the Unesco in 1985. It is the capital of Province of Segovia.

Etymology

The name of Segovia is of Celtiberian origin. Although the historians linked the old name of the city to Segobriga, the recent discoverment of the original roman city in the spanish village of Saelices discarded this possibility. The name of "Segovia" is mentioned by Livy in the context of the Sertorian War.

Under the Romans and Arabs, the city was called Segovia (Σεγουβία, Ptolomeo ii. 6. § 56) and Šiqūbiyyah (شقوبية‎) respectively.

Other Languages
العربية: شقوبية
aragonés: Segovia
asturianu: Segovia
azərbaycanca: Seqoviya
Bân-lâm-gú: Segovia
беларуская: Сеговія
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Сэговія
Bikol Central: Segovia, Espanya
български: Сеговия
brezhoneg: Segovia
català: Segòvia
čeština: Segovia
Cymraeg: Segovia
Deutsch: Segovia
Ελληνικά: Σεγόβια
español: Segovia
Esperanto: Segovio
estremeñu: Segovia
euskara: Segovia
فارسی: سگوبیا
français: Ségovie
Gaeilge: Segovia
Gàidhlig: Segovia
galego: Segovia
한국어: 세고비아
हिन्दी: सेगोविआ
hrvatski: Segovia
Bahasa Indonesia: Segovia
íslenska: Segóvía
italiano: Segovia
עברית: סגוביה
Basa Jawa: Segovia
ქართული: სეგოვია
Ladino: Segovia
Latina: Segovia
latviešu: Segovija
lietuvių: Segovija
magyar: Segovia
مصرى: سيجوڤيا
Nederlands: Segovia (stad)
日本語: セゴビア
norsk: Segovia
norsk nynorsk: Segovia
occitan: Segòvia
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਸੇਗੋਵੀਆ
polski: Segowia
português: Segóvia
română: Segovia
Runa Simi: Segovia
русский: Сеговия
Scots: Segovia
shqip: Segovia
slovenčina: Segovia
slovenščina: Segovia
српски / srpski: Сеговија
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Segovia
suomi: Segovia
svenska: Segovia
Tagalog: Segovia
Türkçe: Segovia
українська: Сеговія
Tiếng Việt: Segovia
Winaray: Segovia
吴语: 塞戈维亚
粵語: 塞哥維亞
中文: 塞哥维亚