O Porriño

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O Porriño
Municipality
Coat of arms of O Porriño
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of O Porriño within Galicia
Location of the municipality of O Porriño within Galicia
O Porriño is located in Spain
O Porriño
O Porriño
Location of the municipality of O Porriño within Galicia
Coordinates: 42°10′00″N 8°37′00″W / 42.16666°N 8.61666°W / 42.16666; -8.61666Coordinates: 42°10′00″N 8°37′00″W / 42.16666°N 8.61666°W / 42.16666; -8.61666
Country Spain
Region Galicia
Province Pontevedra
County Vigo
Parrishes Atios, Budiño, Cans, Chenlo, Mosende, Pontellas, Porriño, Torneiros
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Body Concello do Porriño
 • Mayor Nelson Santos Argibay (CxP)
Area
 • Total 62 km2 (24 sq mi)
 • Land 62 km2 (24 sq mi)
 • Water 0 km2 (0 sq mi)
Elevation 109 m (358 ft)
Population (2005)INE
 • Total 16,576
 • Density 267/km2 (690/sq mi)
Demonym porriñés (m), porriñesa (f)
Time zone CET (GMT +1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (GMT +2) (UTC)
Post code 36400
Area code(s) +34 986
Website http://www.concellodoporrino.net/

O Porriño (Galician: O Porriño,Spanish: O Porriño) is a municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra.

It is an industrial town, in the metropolitan area of Vigo, of which it is an important economic dependency. One of its main industries is granite production. O Porriño's granite is worldwide known as Rosa Porriño (Pink Porriño), and is exported from the Port of Vigo mainly to Italy, Japan and China.

From O Porriño came the architect Antonio Palacios, known for the use of granite in his work, such as the Telecommunications Palace in Madrid, the García Barbón Theater in Vigo, or the town hall of its home town among others.

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The municipality is formed by eight parroquias (parishes)

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