Gijon is the largest city and municipality in Asturias, autonomous community in Spain. Early medieval texts mention the city as "Gigia". It is situated on Bay of Biscay, around 20 km (12 miles) north of Oviedo, capital of Asturias. The total area of Gijon is 181.6 km2 (70.1 ml2). In 2016 its population was 276,470 people.
During the early years of 19th century the small, town of Gijon was famous for its college (high-school) - the "Real Instituto Asturiano" established by Jovellanos. The City Hall's culture and sports programs for citizens is wide and includes the innovative Open Till Dawn (Abierto Hasta el Amanecer) nocturnal program, involving teens in sporting and cultural activities as alternative to weekend nightlife.
Gijon boasts 13 libraries in the Cultural City Centres, that feature a wide network of gyms and swimming pools. One of the major cultural events is Gijon's International Film Festival, which is recognized as one of the best held in Spain. There is also the literary festival, Semana Negra.
The service provided by LD Lines was cancelled in Gijon and currently the closest ferry services are in Bilbao and Santander. Actually Gijon is still having a good freight service offered by El Musel.
In 2015 Gijon was marked as one of the pollution hot spots in Western Europe in a report from the International Institute for Applied Science Systems. The Gijon and Oviedo region was marked higher than any other metro area in Spain, this in spite of the larger population in Barcelona and Madrid, for example, which was attributed to city's heavy industrial activities.
The Gijon cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Gijon, Spain.
If you lose the Gijon location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Gijon cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Gijon, Spain. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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