A Illa de Arousa

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Illa de Arousa
Municipality
A Illa de Arousa
Illa de Arousa is located in Spain
Illa de Arousa
Illa de Arousa
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°33′16″N 8°51′50″W / 42.55444°N 8.86389°W / 42.55444; -8.86389Coordinates: 42°33′16″N 8°51′50″W / 42.55444°N 8.86389°W / 42.55444; -8.86389
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Galicia
Province Pontevedra
Comarca Salnés
Government
 • Alcalde José Manuel Vázquez Vázquez (Socialist Party of Galicia)
Area
 • Total 7 km2 (3 sq mi)
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 4,928
 • Density 700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Demonym Arousán, á
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 36626

A Illa de Arousa is the only island municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra. La Isla de Arosa (in Galician and officially A Illa de Arousa)[1] is a Spanish island and municipality located in the heart of the Ria de Arosa. According to 2011 INE the island's population was 5,020 inhabitants. The population is divided into several neighborhoods, and places of interest are the lighthouse's environment, the island of Areoso (close to the Isla de Arosa) and Carreirón Natural Park, which is listed as a special protection zone for heron birds populations among other birds that inhabit the island. The Holy viewpoint is the highest point on the island. An Illa de Arousa's Saint Julian is the only parish in this island. Some of its beaches are the following: A Area gives Secada, A Lavanqueira, O Vao, Camaxe, Carreirón, Espiñeiro and O Cabodeiro.

A Illa de Arousa has five ports. Xufre is the most important and the other important docks include O Campo, Chazo and Cabodeiro.

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  1. ^ "Variaciones de los Municipos de España desde 1842". Ministerio de Administraciones Públicas. Retrieved 2 May 2012.