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Bergara main square
Bergara main square
Bergara is located in Basque Country
Location of Bergara within the Basque Country
Bergara is located in Spain
Location of Bergara within Spain
Country Spain
Autonomous community Basque Country
Province Gipuzkoa
Comarca Debagoiena
Founded 1268 (1268)
 • Mayor Juan Jesús Alberdi Landa (PNV)
 • Total 75.97 km2 (29.33 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 14,831
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Spanish: vergarés, vergaresa
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 20570
Official language(s) Basque
Website Official website
View of historic quarter of Bergara
Center of Bergara

Bergara (Spanish pronunciation: ; Spanish: Vergara) is a town located in the province of Gipuzkoa, in the autonomous community of Basque Country, in the north of Spain.

An Enlightened center of education operated by the Real Sociedad Bascongada de Amigos del País ("Royal Basque Society of Friends of the Country"), it was the place where Faustino Elhuyar discovered wolfram.

During the Carlist Wars, it operated as the capital and royal court of the Carlists. It was there where the agreement symbolized in the Vergara Embrace between Rafael Maroto and Baldomero Espartero, Prince of Vergara ended one of the period wars.

External links

  • Official Website (Spanish) (Basque)
  • Bernardo Estornés Lasa - Auñamendi Encyclopedia (Euskomedia Fundazioa) (Spanish) (Basque)

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