- a seaport in NW Spain, on the Bay of Biscay.
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On my part, I asked how long they proposed to remained in Gijon.
Godoy returned to power in 1798; Jovellanos was again sent to Gijon, but in 1801 was thrown into prison in Majorca.
In 1811 he was enthusiastically welcomed to Gijon; but the approach of the French drove him forth again.
Jovellanos returned to Gijon where he lived in dignified retirement for two years and a half.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4
Henry Charles Lea
But one of the throng that had pressed into the shop informed me that they were strangers, and had been but a few days in Gijon.
- 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