Galicians

Galicians

About Galicians

Galicia is an autonomous community in northwest Spain, with the official status of a nationality of Spain. Its component provinces are A Coruna, Lugo, Ourense and Pontevedra. It is bordered by Portugal to the south, the Spanish autonomous communities of Castile and Leon and Asturias to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Bay of Biscay to the north. Besides its continental territory, Galicia includes Arousa Island, and the archipelagos of Cies, Ons, Salvora Island, Cortegada Island, Malveiras Islands, Sisargas Islands, and other minor isles and islets. Galicia has roughly 2.79 million inhabitants as of 2011, with the largest concentration in two coastal areas, from Ferrol to A Coruna in the north-west, and from Vilagarcia to Vigo in the south-west. The capital is Santiago de Compostela, in the province of A Coruna. Vigo, in the province of Pontevedra, is the most populous municipality with 297,332 inhabitants and the second most populous city with 206,411 habitants.

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