Palas de Rei

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Palas de Rei
Municipality
Church of Santiago de Albá.
Church of Santiago de Albá.
Coat of arms of Palas de Rei
Coat of arms
Palas de Rei is located in Spain
Palas de Rei
Palas de Rei
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°52′25″N 7°52′10″W / 42.87361°N 7.86944°W / 42.87361; -7.86944
Country Spain
Autonomous community Galicia
Province Lugo
Comarca A Ulloa
Government
 • Mayor Fernando Alfredo Pensado Barbeira
Area
 • Total 199.68 km2 (77.10 sq mi)
Elevation 534 m (1,752 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 3,678
 • Density 18/km2 (48/sq mi)
Demonym Palenses
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 27200
Dialing code 982
Website Official website

Palas de Rei is a town in the province of Lugo, Galicia in northwestern Spain. It belongs to the comarca of A Ulloa.

According to the INE, the population was 3,268 inhabitants.

History[edit]

The history of Palas de Rei appears closely linked to military culture, which retains many of the archaeological remains (dolmens and forts) from a remote settlement. According to tradition, the city owes its name "Pallatium regis" to the palace of the Visigothic king Witiza, who reigned between 702 and 710. In Palas, Witiza would have killed the Duke of Galicia, Favila, father of Don Pelayo.

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