Poio

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Concello de Poio
municipality
Official seal of Concello de Poio
Seal
Coordinates: 42°26′N 8°40′W / 42.433°N 8.667°W / 42.433; -8.667Coordinates: 42°26′N 8°40′W / 42.433°N 8.667°W / 42.433; -8.667
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Government
 • Alcalde (Mayor) Luciano Sobral Fernández (BNG)
Population (2005)
 • Total 14,889 (INE)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CET (UTC+2)
Website http://www.concellodepoio.es

Poio is a municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra. Poio is located in the North shore of the Ria de Pontevedra, between Sanxenxo and the provincial capital, Pontevedra. The municipality is adjacent with Campano, Meis, Pontevedra and Sanxenxo and offers a rich fusion of mountain and sea areas.

Its more than 20 coastal km are full of beautiful beaches with quiet waters. The tourism industry has begun to thrive in Raxó and Combarro within the last few years.

Monastery of San Xoán de Poio

Geography[edit]

It has an approximate area of 34 square kilometers. Its highest peak is Mount Castrove, which 667 meters high and from where one can see views of the of Pontevedra and Arosa estuaries. The views also spotlight the Alto de Raxó and Samieira.

Demography[edit]

Poio is a dormitory town in Pontevedra. It has a growing market due to its proximity to the urban center (only the Lérez river separates the two municipalities). The parish of San Salvador is the parish that increases the census.

Raxó