Faro de Vigo

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Faro de Vigo
Faro de Vigo, Chapela, Redondela.JPG
Type Daily newspaper
Format Compact
Owner(s) Editorial Prensa Ibérica
Publisher Faro de Vigo S.A.U.
Editor Juan Carlos Da Silva
Founded November 3, 1853
Language Spanish, Galician
Headquarters Redondela, Spain
Circulation 304,000
ISSN 1131-8163
Official website www.farodevigo.es

Faro de Vigo is a Spanish daily newspaper for the town of Vigo. It is the oldest Spanish newspaper in circulation.[citation needed]

Its headquarters are located in Chapela, Redondela. It was printed for the first time on November 3, 1853 on a small machine by its founder, Angel de Lema y Marina, at the Calle Olivo in Vigo, with the idea of "helping to the interests of Galicia".

Since 1986, it has belonged to Prensa Ibérica, a communication group that consists of 14 journalistic mastheads.

In 2002, its average daily circulation reached 42,245 copies, certified by the Officie of Spreading Justification (OJD). The numbers, as released by the General Study of Media (EGM, May 2004), gave it 304,000 readers a day, putting it among the 13 most important Spanish newspapers, and the leader in Southern Galicia.

The staff consists of around 150 workers. The paper prints has six editions each day; The one with most diffusion covers Vigo. The others cover Pontevedra, Arousa, Ourense, Morrazo and Deza-Tabeirós-Montes.

The digital edition was introduced in January, 1999.

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