Boiro

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Concello de Boiro
municipality
Skyline of Concello de Boiro
Official seal of Concello de Boiro
Seal
Nickname(s): Boiro
Location of Boiro within Galicia
Location of Boiro within Galicia
Parroquias 8
Government
 • Alcalde (Mayor) Xosé Deira Triñanes (BNG)
Area
 • Total 86 km2 (33 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 18,302 (INE)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Website Concello de Boiro website

Boiro is a municipality in the province of A Coruña in the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain. It is located in the comarca of Barbanza. Boiro has an area of 86.58 km2.

Boiro was where the controversial assisted suicide of quadriplegic Ramón Sampedro took place. The town was later used as a setting for the 2004 film Mar Adentro, chronicling Samprdro's later life.

Boiro is also well known for local tourists that come from inner Spain to enjoy the milder climate and landscape, most notably the Barbanza mountain chain, Praia de Barraña (which lies close to the town center), and Carragueiros and Mañóns beaches (one in O Castro parish and the other in Abanqueiro parish).

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Coordinates: 42°39′00″N 8°54′00″W / 42.650°N 8.900°W / 42.650; -8.900