Cangas, Pontevedra

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Cangas
Cangas do Morrazo
Town and municipality
Flag of Cangas
Flag
Coat of arms of Cangas
Coat of arms
Location of Cangas
Location of Cangas
Cangas is located in Spain
Cangas
Cangas
Location within Spain
Coordinates: 42°15′51″N 8°46′55″W / 42.26417°N 8.78194°W / 42.26417; -8.78194Coordinates: 42°15′51″N 8°46′55″W / 42.26417°N 8.78194°W / 42.26417; -8.78194
Country Spain
Autonomous community Galicia
Province Pontevedra
County O Morrazo
Founded 1160
Parishes Aldán, Cangas, Coiro, Darbo, O Hío
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Body Concello de Cangas
 • Mayor José Enrique Sotelo Villar (2011) (PPdeG)
Area
 • Total 38.1 km2 (14.7 sq mi)
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 25,537
 • Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Demonym cangués, -esa,
cangueiro, -ra (traditional).
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 36940 - 36949
Dialing code 986
Website Official website

Cangas, also known as Cangas do Morrazo, is a town and municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra. Its area is about 38,1 km² and a population of around 26,087 inhabitants.

City map

Government[edit]

The municipality of Cangas is administered by a mayor-council government, the Concello de Cangas, which meets in the Casa do Concello on Avenida Castelao. As of 2014, the council is controlled by a coalition of the People's Party of Galicia and Unión das Parroquias de Cangas.

Concello de Cangas
party councillors
PPdeG
  
10
BNG
  
4
PSdeG-PSOE
  
3
ACE
  
3
UPAC
  
1

Geography[edit]

Parishes[edit]

Cangas is made up of six parishes:

  • Aldán (San Cibrán)
  • Cangas (Santiago)
  • Coiro (San Salvador)
  • Darbo (Santa María de Afuera)
  • O Hío (San Andrés)

Twin towns[edit]

Notable people[edit]


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