Osuna ( Spanish Osuna ) is a settlement and municipality in Spain , part of the province of Seville , as part of the autonomous community of Andalusia .
|Area||Sierra Sur de Sevilla|
|History and geography|
|Timezone||UTC + 1 , in the summer UTC + 2|
|Population||17926 people ( 2010 )|
|Density||29.4 p / km²|
Probably in the vicinity of Osuna, Julius Caesar won his last battle (see the Battle of Munda ). In Arab times, the city was called Oxon. In 1239, it was conquered by the Castilians and transferred to the administration of the military order of Calatrava as an important frontier fortress. In the XV century, the Grand Master of the Order of Pedro Chiron transferred it to his personal property. His great-grandson became the first Duke of Osuna . Rhode Chironov continued to own Osuna until the XIX century.
The municipality is part of the district (mosquitoes) of Sierra Sur de Sevilla . It covers an area of 592 km². The population is 17926 people (for 2010 ). The distance is 86 km to the provincial capital.
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Famous natives and residents
- Ayala, Juan de (1745–1797) - Spanish naval officer, explorer, discoverer of Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay.
- Montesinos, Fernando - a lawyer , historian and geologist of the XVII century , nicknamed the South American Baron Munchausen for composing a unique work on the history and ethnography of the Indians of Peru .
In the cinema
- In Osuna, the final scenes were filmed by Michelangelo Antonioni 's Profession: Reporter (1975).
- Official page
- Osuna, a city in Spain // Encyclopedic Dictionary of Brockhaus and Efron : 86 t. (82 t. And 4 extra.). - SPb. , 1890-1907.