Bueu

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Bueu
Municipality
Flag of Bueu
Flag
Official seal of Bueu
Seal
Situation of Bueu within Galicia
Situation of Bueu within Galicia
Bueu is located in Spain
Bueu
Bueu
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°19′N 8°47′W / 42.317°N 8.783°W / 42.317; -8.783Coordinates: 42°19′N 8°47′W / 42.317°N 8.783°W / 42.317; -8.783
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Galicia
Province Pontevedra
Comarca O Morrazo
Parroquias Beluso (Santa María), Bueu (San Martín Fuera), Bueu (San Martín), Cela (Santa María), Ermelo (Santiago), Isla de Ons (San Joaquín)
Government
 • Body Concello de Bueu
 • Alcalde (Mayor) Félix Juncal Novas (BNG)
Area
 • Total 30.81 km2 (11.90 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 12,251 (INE)
 • Density 401,04/km2 (103,870/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.concellodebueu.org

Bueu is a municipality in Galicia, Spain, in the province of Pontevedra. Bueu belongs to the Comarca of O Morrazo together with Cangas do Morrazo, Moaña and Marín. It is located on the northern edge of the Morrazo peninsula.

Isla de Ons and its small archipelago, part of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park, belongs administratively to Bueu.

History[edit]

There is evidence of archaeological finds dating back from the Paleolithic period. The forts on the island of Ons, Castrillon (Meiro), Bon (Beluso) and A Cividade are all of the Bronze Age. Subsequently are the Roman settlements of Pescadoira (recently excavated) and Meiro, with the altar stones dedicated to the Lares road.

Only by the age of the temples in Bueu we can approach the time when it became a parish. It is known that Bueu had a temple before the fourteenth century. In Beluso there is data concerning a cession in 1008. The Church of Cela is from the twelfth century. The old Hermelo priory had a temple in the twelfth century.

Etymology[edit]

As for the etymology of Bueu there are various opinions, but believed to be the closest is "marshy terrain".

Sights[edit]

Bueu 
Ons 
Town Hall 

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