Paradela, Lugo

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Paradela
Municipality
Coat of arms of Paradela
Coat of arms
Situacion Paradela.PNG
Paradela is located in Spain
Paradela
Paradela
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°58′N 7°57′W / 42.967°N 7.950°W / 42.967; -7.950Coordinates: 42°58′N 7°57′W / 42.967°N 7.950°W / 42.967; -7.950
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Galicia
Province Lugo
Comarca Sarria
Government
 • Alcalde José Manuel Mato Díaz (2007)
Area
 • Total 121.12 km2 (46.76 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 2,193
 • Density 18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Demonym Paradelense
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Official language(s) Galician, Spanish
Website Official website

Paradela is a municipality in Lugo province in Galicia in north-west Spain. It is situated in he region of Sarria. There were 2,193 people living in Paradela on 01/01/2008 (1,101 men and 1,092 women).[1] It is known for the connection it has with the Way of St. James. The French route of such a way, ending in Santiago de Compostela, passes through five parishes of Paradela: Ferreiros, Francos, Laxe, Cortes and Loio.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The name Paradela comes from the diminutive of the Latin word parata, which can be translated as hostal,near the end of the journey etc...

Parishes[edit]

Here is a list of all Parishes within Paradela, each having their own Saint shown in brackets.[3]

  • Aldosende (Santiago),
  • Andreade (Santiago),
  • Barán (San Pedro),
  • Castro (San Mamede),
  • Castro de Rei de Lemos (Santa María),
  • As Cortes (San Salvador),
  • Ferreiros (Santa María),
  • Francos (Santa María),
  • A Laxe (Santiago),
  • Loio (San Xoán),
  • Paradela (San Miguel),
  • San Facundo de Ribas de Miño (San Facundo),
  • San Martiño de Castro (San Martiño),
  • San Vicente de Paradela (San Vicente),
  • Santa Cristina de Paradela (Santa Cristina),
  • Santalla de Paradela (Santalla),
  • Suar (San Lourenzo),
  • Vilaragunte (Santa María).

Famous people from Paradela[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ The Spanish National Institute of Statistics (INE),
  2. ^ http://www.paradela.es/gl/content/o-cami%C3%B1o-de-santiago-en-paradela
  3. ^ http://www.galiciaparaelmundo.com/blog/?page_id=34&recurso_id=27042

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