Cangas, Pontevedra

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Cangas
Town and municipality
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
Founded 1160
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 town and municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra. Its area is about 38,1 km² and 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 ruled by a coalition of Cangas Left Alternative (coalition of United Left and the FPG), the Galician Nationalist Bloc and Assembly for Unity (ASpUN).

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

Geography[edit]

Parishes[edit]

Cangas is made up of six parishes:

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

Twin towns[edit]

Notable people[edit]

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