Cangas, Pontevedra

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Cangas
Cangas do Morrazo
Town and municipality
Flag of Cangas
Flag
Coat of arms of Cangas
Coat of arms
Location of Cangas
Location of Cangas
Cangas is located in Spain
Cangas
Cangas
Location within Spain
Coordinates: 42°15′51″N 8°46′55″W / 42.26417°N 8.78194°W / 42.26417; -8.78194Coordinates: 42°15′51″N 8°46′55″W / 42.26417°N 8.78194°W / 42.26417; -8.78194
Country Spain
Autonomous community Galicia
Province Pontevedra
County O Morrazo
Founded 1160
Parishes Aldán, Cangas, Coiro, Darbo, O Hío
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Body Concello de Cangas
 • Mayor Xosé Manuel Pazos (2015) (ACE)
Area
 • Total 38.1 km2 (14.7 sq mi)
Elevation 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 25,537
 • Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) cangués, -esa,
cangueiro, -ra (traditional).
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 36940 - 36949
Dialing code 986
Website Official website

Cangas, also known as Cangas do Morrazo, is a seaside resort in southwestern Galicia, Spain. It is both a town and municipality in the province of Pontevedra. Its area is about 38,1 km² and has a population of around 26,087 inhabitants.

City map

Government[edit]

The municipality of Cangas is administered by a mayor-council government, the Concello de Cangas, which meets in the Casa do Concello on Avenida Castelao. After the local elections of 2015 the municipality is governed by a coalition of Cangas Left Alternative (coalition of United Left and the FPG), the Galician Nationalist Bloc and Assembly for Unity (ASpUN).

Cangas Town Council
Party Councillors
PPdeG
8
ACE-SON
4
BNG
4
ASpUN
3
PSdeG-PSOE
1
Cangas Decide
1

Geography[edit]

Parishes[edit]

The municipality of Cangas is divided into six parishes:

  • Aldán (San Cibrán)
  • Cangas (Santiago)
  • Coiro (San Salvador)
  • Darbo (Santa María de Afuera)
  • O Hío (San Andrés)

Culture[edit]

Religious[edit]

Each parish has its own religious festival which honours the patron saint of the parish and smaller, minor festivals dedicated to the patron saints of local chapels. These celebrations both start and end with the firing of fireworks followed by a religious service.

Cangas
  • Fiestas del Cristo del Consuelo, Last Sunday of August.
Darbo
  • Fiestas de San Blas, 3 February
  • Fiestas de Santa Marta, Last Saturday of July
  • Fiestas de San Pedro, End of June
  • Romería de San Roque, 3rd week of August
  • Romería de Darbo, 6,7,8 and 9 September.
Coiro
  • Fiestas del Espíritu Santo, Pentecost
  • Fiestas de Santo Domingo, Start of August
  • Fiestas de San Salvador, 6 & 7 August
  • Fiestas de San Cosme, 26 September
  • Fiestas do muiño, 1st Sunday of May.
Aldán
  • Fiestas de San Amaro, Mid-January
  • Fiestas de Santa Mariña, 18 July
  • Fiestas del Carmen, Last weekend of July
Hío
  • Fiestas del Cristo d e la Luz, 1st Sunday of July
  • Fiestas de Santiago de Donón, 25 July
  • Fiestas de San Lorenzo, 10 August
  • Fiestas de San Andrés, 30 November
  • Fiesta del Aguardiente, Weekend prior to the Fiestas del Cristo de la Luz.

Twin towns[edit]

Notable people[edit]

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