Barro

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Concello de Barro
municipality
Location of Barro within Galicia
Location of Barro within Galicia
Coordinates: 42°31′30″N 8°38′50″W / 42.52500°N 8.64722°W / 42.52500; -8.64722Coordinates: 42°31′30″N 8°38′50″W / 42.52500°N 8.64722°W / 42.52500; -8.64722
Parroquias ?
Government
 • Alcalde (Mayor) José Antonio Landín Eirín
Area
 • Total 37.70 km2 (14.56 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 3,380
 • Density 89.66/km2 (232.2/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CET (UTC+2)

Barro is a municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra.

The celebrations of the Perdecanai parish are in October, celebrating San Breixo (San Verisimo in Castilian).

Location[edit]

Located in the northeast of the province of Pontevedra and belonging to the region of the same name. The municipality has an extension of 37.9 square kilometers. It is bordered to the south by the towns of Poio and Pontevedra, to the east by Moraña, to the north by Portas and to the west by Meis.

The capital of the municipality is in San Antoniño, where the parish of Perdecanai and the Consitorial House is located.

Parishes[edit]

The municipality is composed of 6 parishes:

  • Portela (San Mamede)
  • Perdecanai (Santa María)
  • Agudelo (San Martín)
  • Curro (Santa María)
  • Barro (San Breixo)
  • Valiñas (San Andrés)

Since the mid-nineteenth century until the 1980s the population and business center of town was not strictly in any of the six parishes, but in the place of Porráns, due to its strategic position and commercial crossroads between roads of Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra and Moraña.

Consitorial House in San Antonio, municipality capital of Barro