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A Coruña (English /ə kɵˈruːn.jə/; Galician: [a koˈɾuɲa] (official name); Spanish: La Coruña [la koˈɾuɲa]; still sometimes known as Corunna /kəˈrʌnə/ in English, and archaically as The Groyne) is a city and municipality of Galicia, Spain. It is the second-largest city in the autonomous community and seventeenth overall in the country. The city is the provincial capital of the province of the same name, having also served as political capital of the Kingdom of Galicia from the 16th to the 19th centuries, and as a regional administrative centre between 1833 and 1982, before being replaced by Santiago de Compostela.
The province of A Coruña (also: Spanish: La Coruña, pronounced: [la koˈɾuɲa], and Corunna in English) is the most North-western Atlantic-facing province of Spain, and one of the four provinces which constitute the autonomous community of Galicia. This province is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the West and North, Pontevedra Province to the South and the Lugo Province to the East.
The famous explorers and scientists Humboldt and Bonpland sailed la Coruna to South America via Tenerife in 1799.
Scientist and geographer Alexander von Humboldt started his Latin American expedition in the harbour of La Coruña on June 5th, 1799.
He sailed in the Pizarro from La Coruña to the island of Tenerife.