Cedeira

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Cedeira
Parish of San Andrés de Teixido.
Parish of San Andrés de Teixido.
Official seal of Cedeira
Seal
Cedeira is located in Spain
Cedeira
Cedeira
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°39′N 08°03′W / 43.650°N 8.050°W / 43.650; -8.050
Country Spain
Autonomous community Galicia
Province A Coruña
Comarca Ferrol
Government
 • Mayor Leopoldo Rubido
Area
 • Total 85.86 km2 (33.15 sq mi)
Elevation 137 m (449 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 7,147
 • Density 83/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CET (UTC+2)
Website Official website

Cedeira is a municipality in the province of A Coruña in the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain. It is situated in the northern coast of the Rías Altas. Cedeira has a population of 7,412 inhabitants (INE, 2010).

Parroquias[edit]

  • Cedeira (Santa María do Mar)
  • Cervo (Santalla)
  • Esteiro (San Fiz)
  • Montoxo (San Xiao)
  • Piñeiro (San Cosme)
  • Régoa (Santa María)
  • San Román de Montoxo (San Román)

Demography[edit]

From:INE Archiv

Politics[edit]

Economy[edit]

Trawlers from Cedeira travel to South Africa, Terranova in Canada or the Irish Box to fish. Most of the fish, mainly tuna, is canned and stored in warehouses locally for later distribution to different parts of Spain and Europe.

Farming, horse breeding and timber production, together with services are the main economic activities. Since the late 1980s Cedeira has developed into a coastal resort.

Wind-mill parks are common in Ferrolterra, particularly in the boroughs of Cariño, Cedeira and A Capela.

Santo André de Teixido[edit]

Nearby is the site of Santo André (or San Andres), a pre-Christian pilgrimage site, with a holy well. Parts of the chapel at San Andres dates from the 12th century, although most of the structure was designed by Miguel Lopez de la Peña and built in 1789. The earliest reference to Christian pilgrimage there comes from a 1391 manuscript, in which a woman from nearby Viveiro says:

Iten mando yr por min en romaria yr per min a Santo Andre of Teixido, porque Ilo tenno prometudo,tenno, et que le ponnan enno seu altar hua candea commo he hua muller de meu estado

The cliffs of San Andres are described as the highest in Europe.[1]

Culture[edit]

Cedeira hosts a small Medieval Fair in one of its main squares each year. In addition, the gastronomical "Percebe" (barnacle) festival is held in July.

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