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Ferrol

(fārôl`), city (1990 pop. 86,272), A Coruña prov., NW Spain, in Galicia. The naval base on the Atlantic was built in the 18th cent. and is one of the most important in Spain. Shipbuilding and ironworks are the main industries. Francisco FrancoFranco, Francisco
, 1892–1975, Spanish general and caudillo [leader]. He became a general at the age of 32 after commanding the Spanish Foreign Legion in Morocco.
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, El Caudillo, was born there, and from 1939 to the early 1980s it was known as El Ferrol del Caudillo.
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The attack, in October last year, came after Ferrol broke down in tears after spraining his ankle outside a party in Winchburgh, West Lothian.
The High Court in Edinburgh heard Ferrol, who had been drinking, turned up and tried to get involved in a row between another man and the man's girlfriend.
During the trouble which followed, Ferrol was pushed and stumbled, spraining his ankle.
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