Faro de Vigo

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Faro de Vigo
Faro de Vigo, Chapela, Redondela.JPG
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Editorial Prensa Ibérica
PublisherFaro de Vigo S.A.U.
EditorJuan Carlos Da Silva
Founded3 November 1853
Political alignmentCentrism
HeadquartersRedondela, Spain

Faro de Vigo is a Spanish daily newspaper for the town of Vigo. It is the oldest Spanish newspaper in circulation.[1] The word "faro" means lighthouse.

History and profile[edit]

Faro de Vigo was published for the first time on 3 November 1853 on a small machine by its founder, Angel de Lema y Marina, at the Calle Olivo in Vigo, with the idea of "helping to the interests of Galicia". Its headquarters are located in Chapela, Redondela, Galicia, Spain.

Since 1986 it has belonged to Prensa Ibérica, a communication group that consists of 14 journalistic mastheads. The publisher of the paper is Faro de Vigo SA.[2]

In 2002, its average daily circulation reached 42,245 copies, certified by the Office of Spreading Justification (OJD). The numbers, as released by the General Study of Media (EGM, May 2004), gave it 304,000 readers a day, putting it among the 13 most important Spanish newspapers, and the leader in Southern Galicia.

The staff consists of around 150 workers. The paper prints six editions each day; The one with most diffusion covers Vigo. The others cover Pontevedra, Arousa, Ourense, Morrazo and Deza-Tabeirós-Montes.

The digital edition was introduced in January 1999.

Notable contributors[edit]


  1. ^ Frans Schrijver (2006). Regionalism After Regionalisation: Spain, France and the United Kingdom. Amsterdam University Press. p. 137. ISBN 978-90-5629-428-1. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Faro de Vigo SA in Vigo builds new mailroomwith Newsliner and Alphaliner" (PDF). WAN IFRA. June 1998. Retrieved 7 June 2015.