Donostia-San Sebastiаn is a port city and municipality in Basque Spain (autonomous territory). The city covers a total area of approx 61 km2 (24 ml2). The municipality's population is around 185,000 (metro 435,000).
- The city is located on the coast of Bay of Biscay, approx 20 km (12 ml) from the border with France. It is also the capital city of Gipuzkoa.
- The picturesque shoreline makes Donostia a popular resort vacation destination. Its seaside scenery is enhanced by the hilly surroundings.
- San Sebastiаn city is at the mouth of Urumea River. Most of Donostia is built over the river's wetlands.
- Major economic activities include commerce and tourism. Donostia is among Spain's most popular tourist destinations. Despite the city's small size, events like San Sebastian International Film Festival give it an international dimension.
- On January 20 every year (Saint Sebastian feast) locals celebrate a festival famous as "Tamborrada". At midnight, at Konstituzio plaza in the Old Part ("Parte Vieja") the city's Mayor raises San Sebastian's flag. For 24 hours, the city is awash with the sound of drums and adults march around the city dressed as soldiers and cooks.
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