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La Union, Spain

LA UNION, SPAIN, a town of eastern Spain in the province of Murcia, 5 m. by rail E. of Cartagena and close to the Mediterranean Sea. Pop. (1900) 30,275, of whom little more than half inhabit the town itself. The rest are scattered among the numerous metal works and mines of iron, manganese, calamine, sulphur and lead, which are included within the municipal boundaries. La Union is quite a modern town, having sprung up in the second half of the igth century. It has good modern municipal buildings, schools, hospital, town hall and large factories.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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