Mos, Spain

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Concello de Mos
municipality
Official seal of Concello de Mos
Seal
Situation of Mos within Galicia
Situation of Mos within Galicia
Parroquias Tameiga, Sanguiñeda, Pereiras, Cela, Louredo, Guizán, Dornelas, Petelos, Torroso and Mos
Government
 • Alcalde (Mayor) Nidia Arévalo (PPdeG)
Population (2005)
 • Total 13,996 (INE)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CET (UTC+2)

Mos is a municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra and next to Vigo.

The Louro River floods through Mos from North to South, making the municipality a valley region.

View of Mos

There is no significant urban nucleus and most of the population live scattered across the municipality. Family-owned farms and vineyards are very common.

Weather[edit]

The key feature of the climate of Mos is the existence of two very different microclimates, a mountain and a valley, represented near Comber and O Porriño, respectively. The average temperature is 14,05 ºC.

Education[edit]

Mos only has a high school, the IES de Mos.

Economy[edit]

Mos has a strong industry, and because of its geographical position between Vigo and the Portuguese border, it is crossed by many transport infrastructures. Recently, the announcement of the construction of a high-speed railway track and a new highway has resulted in numerous demonstrations and protests.

Government[edit]

Since December 2008, the municipality is governed by Nidia Arévalo, former People's Party councillor after a vote of no confidence with the help of a turncoat from Spanish Socialist Workers' Party.

Communications[edit]

Four major roads crossing southern Galicia Mos: the N-550 (Tui - A Coruña), AP-9 (Atlantic Highway), the A-52 (Vigo, Ourense) and A-55 (Vigo-Portugal).

Vigo Airport (VGO) is partially in the boundaries of Mos.

Coordinates: 42°13′N 8°36′W / 42.217°N 8.600°W / 42.217; -8.600