Catoira

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Catoira
municipality
Flag of Catoira
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Catoira is located in Spain
Catoira
Catoira
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°38′N 8°41′W / 42.633°N 8.683°W / 42.633; -8.683
Country Spain
Autonomous community Galicia
Province Pontevedra
Comarca Caldas
Government
 • Mayor Alberto García García (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 29.1 km2 (11.2 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 3,473
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Demonym Catoirenses
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CET (UTC+2)

Catoira is a municipality in Galicia, Spain, located in the province of Pontevedra. Catoira is famous for its ruins of the Torres do Oeste (Towers of the West).

Local festivals[edit]

The most important celebrations include:

  • the Romería Vikinga, held on the first Sunday in August (Declared of International Tourist Interest),
  • the Supervisory Celebrations
  • Feast day of Saint Anthony of Padua, held on the second Sunday in July, during which the famous Gastronomical Celebration "da Solla" is celebrated. The local parishes have (during the summer) their own celebrations.
  • The most important of these is the Festa da parroquia de Oeste, or Festas de Santabaia, on the second weekend in August. There are also very important celebrations in honor of San Antonio de Dimo (the first Sunday in July)

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