O Morrazo

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O Morrazo
Comarca
Flag of O Morrazo
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Coat of arms of O Morrazo
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Country  Spain
Autonomous community Galicia
Province Pontevedra
Capital Cangas do Morrazo
Municipalities
Area
 • Total 140.1 km2 (54.1 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 81,228
 • Density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Demonym morracense
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

O Morrazo (in Galician do Morrazo) is a county in the Galician province of Pontevedra. The overall population of this local region is 81,228 (2005). It is bounded on the north by the estuary of Pontevedra, to the east with the comarca of Pontevedra, to the south with the Vigo estuary and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean. This is the smallest county in terms of area in Galicia, and one of the five most densely populated.

Municipalities[edit]

It comprises the following municipalities:

Official comarca of Morrazo and historical Morrazo[edit]

The region of O Morrazo is a peninsula.

The current comarca of the Morrazo corresponds to only part of the traditional region. Apart from the municipalities that comprise it, it is traditionally part of Vilaboa as well (minus its parish of Bértola and that of Figueirido and neighborhood of Paredes in the parish of Vilaboa). The Pontevedra parishes of Louizán also forms part of the historical O Morrazo and most of the Salcedo parish. The comarca formerly included the city of Pontevedra which formed part of O Morrazo within its vicariate.