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Getaria is a town located in the province of Gipuzkoa, in the autonomous community of Basque Country, in the North of Spain.
The maritime tradition has been traditional in Getaria. For hundreds of years whaling was of great importance in the economy of the town. In fact, the whale has historically been the main reason for their shields.
Its most famous sons are Juan Sebastián Elcano, Admiral Miguel de Oquendo, who commanded the Guipúzcoa Squadron of the Spanish Armada, and the explorer Domingo de Bonechea.
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