Dos Hermanas

Coordinates: 37°17′1″N 5°55′20″W / 37.28361°N 5.92222°W / 37.28361; -5.92222
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Dos Hermanas
Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Dos Hermanas
Coat of arms of Dos Hermanas
Location of Dos Hermanas
Coordinates: 37°17′1″N 5°55′20″W / 37.28361°N 5.92222°W / 37.28361; -5.92222
Autonomous communityAndalusia
Founded1404 (first documented)
 • AlcaldeBasilia Sanz (PSOE)
 • Total160.52 km2 (61.98 sq mi)
42 m (138 ft)
 • Total133,168
 • Density830/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
41700 to 41704 and 41089 (Montequinto)
WebsiteOfficial website

Dos Hermanas (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdos eɾˈmanas]) is a Spanish town 15 km (9.3 mi) south of Seville in Andalusia, with a population of 131,317 as of 2015.


The town’s name, which means "two sisters", dates from its founding in 1248 by King Ferdinand III of Castile and honours Elvira and Estefanía Nazareno, the two sisters of Gonzalo Nazareno, one of the king's principal military commanders. For this reason natives of Dos Hermanas are called nazarenos/as.

In Tirso de Molina's play The Trickster of Seville and the Stone Guest (El burlador de Sevilla y convidado de piedra) (1612-1620), Dos Hermanas is mentioned as the place where Don Juan Tenorio manages to interpose himself in the marriage of two plebeians, Arminta and Batricio, whom he cleverly deceives. The Trickster of Seville and Stone Guest is the play from which the myth of "Don Juan" derives the name.


The main economic activities of the city today are the production and distribution of olive oil and "Spanish olives", together with a significant number of service industries.


At Dos Hermanas, south of Los Palacios ( geographical coordinates: 37°12′35″N 5°55′33″W / 37.20972°N 5.92583°W / 37.20972; -5.92583 ), there is a powerful broadcasting mediumwave facility with a 232 metre tall guyed mast, used for the transmission of the first program of RNE with 300 kW on 684 kHz. The transmitter, which is most often designated as "RNE-1 Sevilla" can be received easily at night throughout Europe and northern Africa.

Notable people[edit]

The members of Spanish lounge music duo Los del Río (known for their song "Macarena") are natives of Dos Hermanas and still reside in the city.

Spanish popstar Melody comes from Dos Hermanas. In 2014 a controversy was sparked when an interviewer for Cuatro TV asked her how come she spoke so well 'in spite of coming from Dos Hermanas'. This sparked a large debate on classism and Madrid-centric snobbery.[2]


Its football club, Dos Hermanas CF, was founded in 1971. It plays in the Primera Andaluza, the highest league in the region. It has had four spells playing in national leagues, including the third tier, the Segunda B, between 1999 and 2002. It returned to regional football in 2010.

Between 1989 and 2008 Dos Hermanas hosted a strong chess tournament [fr].[3]


  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ Montes, L. (27 August 2014). ""¿Cómo es que siendo de Dos Hermanas hablas tan fina? ¿Has estudiado? "". Retrieved 27 June 2023.
  3. ^ [bare URL]

External links[edit]

Media related to Dos Hermanas at Wikimedia Commons