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City and capital of Burgos province, 80 mi SW of Bilbao,on the Arlanzon River, N central Spain. Foundedin a.d. 884 as the eastern outpost of the kingdom ofAsturias, it later became the capital of Castile untilthe 16th century. It declined in political significanceuntil it was revived in the 18th century by Charles III.During the Peninsular Campaign of the NapoleonicWars it was occupied by the French from 1808 to 1813. It was General Francisco Franco's Insurgentcapital during the Spanish civil war.City and capital of Burgos province, 80 mi SW of Bilbao,on the Arlanzon River, N central Spain. Foundedin a.d. 884 as the eastern outpost of the kingdom ofAsturias, it later became the capital of Castile untilthe 16th century. It declined in political significanceuntil it was revived in the 18th century by Charles III.During the Peninsular Campaign of the NapoleonicWars it was occupied by the French from 1808 to 1813. It was General Francisco Franco's Insurgentcapital during the Spanish civil war.

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