Irun

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Irun (Irún, Irun) is a town of the Bidasoaldea region in the province of Gipuzkoa in the Basque Autonomous Community, Spain.wikipedia
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Gipuzkoa

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Irun (Irún, Irun) is a town of the Bidasoaldea region in the province of Gipuzkoa in the Basque Autonomous Community, Spain.
Apart from the capital, other important cities are Irun, Errenteria, Zarautz, Mondragón, Eibar, Hondarribia, Oñati, Tolosa, Beasain and Pasaia.

France–Spain border

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One of the biggest towns in Gipuzkoa, its border town situation (it is located on the border between Spain and France, across the Bidasoa river from Hendaye), has made Irun into a commercial and logistic centre.
It separates the two countries from Hendaye and Irun in the west, running through the Pyrenees to Cerbère and Portbou on the Mediterranean Sea.

Basque Country (autonomous community)

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Irun (Irún, Irun) is a town of the Bidasoaldea region in the province of Gipuzkoa in the Basque Autonomous Community, Spain.

Irun railway station

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Irun railway station is a major break-of-gauge where the SNCF rails meet the broad gauge Renfe ones.
Irun is a railway station in Irun, Basque Country, Spain.

Oiasso

It lies on the foundations of the ancient Oiasso, cited as a Roman-Vasconic town during the period.
Archaeological evidence unearthed recently pinpoints the core area of Oiasso in the old quarter of Irun (Gipuzkoa) by the Spanish-French border, where harbour and bath remains have been discovered.

Bidasoaldea

Irun (Irún, Irun) is a town of the Bidasoaldea region in the province of Gipuzkoa in the Basque Autonomous Community, Spain.
The region comprises two municipalities, i.e. Hondarribia and Irun.

Bidasoa

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One of the biggest towns in Gipuzkoa, its border town situation (it is located on the border between Spain and France, across the Bidasoa river from Hendaye), has made Irun into a commercial and logistic centre.
Before pouring its waters into the ocean, it forms a bay called Txingudi located between these towns and Irun, the site being designated Wetland of International Importance in 2002, with a total area of 1.28 km 2.

Real Unión

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Its main sports club is the Real Unión where its football team plays in Spain's Segunda División B.
Real Unión Club de Irún, S.A.D. is a Spanish football club based in Irun, in the autonomous community of the Basque Country, in the province of Gipuzkoa, near the border with France.

San Sebastián

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Irun is part of the conurbation of Txingudi bay with Hondarribia and Hendaye, the town being also involved in the Eurocité Basque Bayonne-San Sebastián (fr).
10 km east of the current city lay the Basque Roman town of Oiasso (Irun), which was for a long time wrongly identified with San Sebastián.

Peninsular War

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One of its main festivals is the Alarde de San Marcial, a parade recreating an episode of the Peninsular War, held on every 30 June yearly.
On 12 October, Junot's corps began crossing the Bidasoa River into Spain at Irun.

Manuel Anatol

Anatol was born in Irun, a town in the Basque Country of Spain.

Tirso de Olazábal, 1st Count of Arbelaiz

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More recently, his great-grandfather, Domingo José de Olazábal y Aranzate, was alcalde of Irun in 1767 and 1778.

Break of gauge

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Irun railway station is a major break-of-gauge where the SNCF rails meet the broad gauge Renfe ones.
*France and Spain, for example at Cerbère (FR) – Portbou (ES); Hendaye (FR) – Irun (ES) and Latour-de-Carol.

Luis Mariano

Luis Mariano was born in Irun, Spain on 13 August 1914, the son of a garagiste and taxi-driver and showed interest in singing as a child.

Iñaki Descarga

Iñaki Descarga Retegui (born 25 August 1976 in Irun, Basque Country) is a Spanish retired footballer.

Fermin Muguruza

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Born in Irun, Basque Autonomous Community, Spain, he is the brother of musicians Íñigo Muguruza and Jabier Muguruza and is one of the personalities interviewed for the documentary film The Basque Ball, released in 2003.

Javier Garrido

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Born in Irun, Basque Country, Garrido signed for Real Sociedad when he was a child and continued his training at the lower levels of the club.

Alberto López Fernández

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A product of Basque Country giants Real Sociedad's youth system, López was born in Irun, and made his first appearances with the first team in the closing stages of the 1992–93 season, having played understudy to the inconsistent Javier Yubero for most of the year.

Alberto Górriz

A Real Sociedad youth graduate, Górriz was born in Irun, Gipuzkoa, and played solely for the Basques, making his first-team debut on 8 April 1979 in a 4–0 away win against Rayo Vallecano.

Javier Yubero

Born in Irun, Gipuzkoa, Yubero made his professional debut with Real Sociedad in 1991–92, playing in one game.

Javier Irureta

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Irureta was born in Irun, Gipuzkoa, making his senior debut for local Real Unión in 1965.

Juan Manuel Gárate

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Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (born 24 April 1976 in Irun) is a Spanish professional road racing cyclist, who last rode for the team.

Oier Olazábal

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Born in Irun, Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Oier arrived in FC Barcelona's youth academy at the age of 18, from local Real Unión.

Sergio Francisco

Born in Irun, Gipuzkoa, Sergio Francisco spent the vast majority of his 15-year senior career in the lower leagues, amassing Segunda División B totals of 246 games and 70 goals for four teams.

Kortatu

Kortatu was a Basque ska punk band from the Basque Autonomous Community formed in Irun in the summer of 1984.