Guernica (town)

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Guernica
Guernica y Luno
City
Gernika-Lumo
Flag of Guernica
Coat of arms of Guernica
Guernica is located in Basque Country
Guernica
Guernica
Location of Guernica within the Basque Country
Guernica is located in Spain
Guernica
Guernica
Guernica (Spain)
Coordinates: 43°19′N 02°40′W / 43.317°N 2.667°W / 43.317; -2.667
Country Spain
Autonomous community Basque Country
ProvinceBiscay
Eskualdea / ComarcaBusturialdea

Guernica (pronounce: "GHER-nee-kah") is a town in Spain. It is in the province of Biscay, in the Basque Country. The town of Guernica belongs to the same municipality as the near town of Luno ("Lumo" in Basque), Gernika-Lumo. The population of the whole municipality is 15,571 (2004).

Guernica is known internationally because it was bombed by the Nazis in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. Pablo Picasso painted a huge anti-war painting called Guernica which is world-famous.

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