Arteixo

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Arteixo
municipality
Coat of arms of Arteixo
Coat of arms
Location of Arteixo within Galicia
Location of Arteixo within Galicia
Parroquias Armentón, Arteixo, Barrañán, Chamín, Lañas, Larín, Loureda, Monteagudo, Morás, Oseiro, Pastoriza, Sorrizo & Suevos
Government
 • Alcalde (Mayor) Carlos Calvelo Martínez (PP)
Area
 • Total 93.76 km2 (36.20 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 29.762 (INE)
 • Density 317.43/km2 (822.1/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CET (UTC+2)
Website Official Tourism Page Concello de Arteixo

Arteixo (Galician pronunciation: [aɾˈtejʃo], is a municipality in the province of A Coruña in the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain. Its area is 93.76 km² and its population is 29,762 (Jan 2009). Its population density is 317.43 people/km².

It is an industrial town that belongs to A Coruña metropolitan area.

Notable landmarks are a Repsol YPF refinery -with its associated industry- and the corporate headquarters of Inditex which is better known for its worldwide chain of clothing stores, Zara.[1]

It also has tungsten, titanium and tin mines.

As of 2007, the Outer Harbour of A Coruña is being built here, in the Punta Langosteira Peninsula, to replace the busy harbour that is now in the city center. The construction is planned to finish in 2012.

Demographics[edit]

Population change of the municipality from 1991 to 2009
2009 2007 2004 2001 1996 1991
29,762 27,713 25,295 23,306 20,898 17,931

Geography[edit]

It is drained by rivers Seixedo and Arteixo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inditex Group - Contact". Archived from the original on 6 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-02. 

43° 18' 16.23" N 8° 30' 40.99" W Coordinates: 43°18′16″N 8°30′41″W / 43.30444°N 8.51139°W / 43.30444; -8.51139