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A city of northwest Spain on the Bay of Biscay west of Santander. Of pre-Roman origin, it is a major port.


(ɡiːˈhɔːn; Spanish xiˈxɔn)
(Placename) a port in NW Spain, on the Bay of Biscay: capital of the kingdom of Asturias until 791. Pop: 270 875 (2003 est). Asturian name: Xixón Ancient name: Gigia



a seaport in NW Spain, on the Bay of Biscay. 259,226.
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The Spaniard, who sits fifth, three minutes and 34 seconds down and 77 seconds off the podium places in his final professional race, crested the climb one minute ahead of the other contenders but despite picking up the help of Trek-Segafredo team-mate Edward Theuns, he was caught by the peloton on the streets of Gijon.
SPORTING Gijon secured their La Liga status on the final day of last season but they need a miracle to emulate their heroics this time around and will be relegated unless they win at Eibar, writes Aaron Ashley.
Brillante Ma Mendoza wins best director for 'Ma' Rosa' at the 54th Gijon International Film Festival, held in Spain recently.
SPORTING GIJON 0 BARCELONA 5 LUIS SUAREZ and Neymar made light work of Sporting Gijon - even with main man Lionel Messi on the sidelines Barcelona, held 1-1 by Atletico Madrid on Wednesday when Messi sustained a groin injury, showed no mercy to 10-man Gijon.
The 27-year-old was Boro's second signing of the summer, after opting against extending his contract at La Liga outfit Sporting Gijon.
Les joueurs en question sont Baghdad Bounedjah (Al Sadd du Qatar) et Rachid Ait-Athmane (Sporting Gijon d'Espagne).
Diego Simeone's Madrid side lost 2-1 to struggling Sporting Gijon and now sit eight points behind league leaders Barca, who face Villareal today.
LIONEL MESSI passed 300 La Liga goals as Barcelona went six points clear at the top with a 3-1 victory at Sporting Gijon.
FEARS Real Madrid and Wales star Gareth Bale has suffered a recurrence of a calf injury have surfaced after the forward was taken off at half-time against Sporting Gijon in La Liga yesterday.
The Scottish champions are on the verge of signing the Serbian ace, right, with negotiations between Sporting Gijon and the player's representatives progressing again over the weekend.
Despite this, Alvaro Gijon, deputy mayor of the island's capital Palma de Majorca, told German tabloid newspaper Bild he wants to eradicate the island's reputation as a budget, binge-drinking destination and attract more affluent visitors.
Una seccion muy celebrada, "El Gijon de hace 35 anos", aparecio en enero de 1917 para recordar noticias antiguas.