region of N Spain, on the Bay of Biscay: 2,042 sq mi (5,289 sq km); cap. Santander
Proper nounSee also: Cantàbria
- An autonomous community in northern Spain.
- Other parts of Europe had those who designated themselves Celtic, including parts of Spain (Galacia and Cantabria).
- P. Henao's Averiguaciones de las Antigiiedades de Cantabria (Salamanca, 1688), is still valuable (new edition, 1894).
- The Catholics everywhere preferred either Roman, Suevian or Frankish rule to that of the heretical Goths; even the unconquerable mountaineers of Cantabria seem for a while to have received a Frankish governor.
- Duke of Cantabria and son-in-law of Pelayo, constituted the king- Kingdom 01
- Castile, by its geographical position as the centre of Spain from Cantabria to the Sierra Morena, was the forefront of the struggle with the Moors.