Ortigueira

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For Brazilian municipality, see Ortigueira, Paraná.
Ortigueira
City council
Orbeiro Beach.
Orbeiro Beach.
Coat of arms of Ortigueira
Coat of arms
Ortigueira is located in Spain
Ortigueira
Ortigueira
Location in Spain.
Coordinates: 43°40′59″N 7°51′00″W / 43.68306°N 7.85000°W / 43.68306; -7.85000
Country Spain
Autonomous community Galicia
Province A Coruña
Comarca Ortegal
Government
 • Mayor Rafael Girón
Area
 • Total 209.60 km2 (80.93 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 7,150
 • Density 34/km2 (88/sq mi)
Demonym Orteganos
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CET (UTC+2)
Website Official website

Ortigueira is a seaport and municipality in the province of A Coruña the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain. It belongs to the comarca of Ortegal. It is located on the northern slope of the Serra da Faladoira, the river Mera and on the eastern shore of the Ria de Santa Marta—a winding, rock-bound and much indented inlet of the Bay of Biscay, between Capes Ortegal and Bares, the northernmost headlands of the Peninsula. The town is noted for its romantic surroundings and sea bathing opportunities.

Port of Espasante (Ortigueira)[edit]

The industries are fishing and farming. The harbour is well sheltered. Owing to its shallowness, large vessels cannot enter, but there is an important coasting trade, despite the dangerous character of the coast and the prevalence of fogs and gales.

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