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
Coordinates: 42°13′N 8°36′W / 42.217°N 8.600°W / 42.217; -8.600Coordinates: 42°13′N 8°36′W / 42.217°N 8.600°W / 42.217; -8.600
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)
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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 councilor after a vote of no confidence.

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.