Arteixo

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Arteixo
municipality
Coat of arms of Arteixo
Coat of arms
Location of Arteixo within Galicia
Location of Arteixo within Galicia
Coordinates: 43°18′16″N 8°30′41″W / 43.30444°N 8.51139°W / 43.30444; -8.51139Coordinates: 43°18′16″N 8°30′41″W / 43.30444°N 8.51139°W / 43.30444; -8.51139
Country Spain
Autonomous community Galicia
Province A Coruña
Comarca A Coruña
Parroquias Armentón, Arteixo, Barrañán, Chamín, Lañas, Larín, Loureda, Monteagudo, Morás, Oseiro, Pastoriza, Sorrizo, Suevos
Government
 • Alcalde (Mayor) Carlos Calvelo Martínez (PP)
Area
 • Total 93.76 km2 (36.20 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 31,005 (INE)
 • Density 317.43/km2 (822.1/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CET (UTC+2)
Website www.arteixo.es
www.arteixoatlantico.com/en

Arteixo (Galician pronunciation: [aɾˈtejʃo], is a municipality in the province of A Coruña in the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain. Its area is 93.76 km² and its population is 31,005 (2013). Its population density is 317.43 people/km².

It is an industrial town that belongs to A Coruña metropolitan area.

Notable landmarks are a Repsol refinery - with its associated industry - and the corporate headquarters of Inditex which is better known for its worldwide chain of clothing stores, Zara.[1]

It also has tungsten, titanium and tin mines.

As of 2007, the Outer Harbour of A Coruña is being built here, in the Punta Langosteira Peninsula, to replace the busy harbour that is now in the city center. The construction is planned to finish in 2012.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1877 8,208 —    
1887 8,165 −0.5%
1900 10,160 +24.4%
1910 10,397 +2.3%
1920 10,024 −3.6%
1930 10,127 +1.0%
1940 10,879 +7.4%
Year Pop. ±%
1950 10,722 −1.4%
1960 11,285 +5.3%
1970 12,380 +9.7%
1980 15,448 +24.8%
1990 17,931 +16.1%
2000 23,306 +30.0%
2010 30,630 +31.4%
Source: From: INE Archiv

Geography[edit]

It is drained by rivers Seixedo and Arteixo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inditex Group - Contact". Archived from the original on 6 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-02.