|Concello de Mazaricos|
Location of Mazaricos within Galicia
|Parroquias||Alborés, Antes, Arcos, Beba, Chacín, Coiro, Colúns, Corzón, Eirón, As Maroñas, Mazaricos & Os Vaos|
|• Total||188.30 km2 (72.70 sq mi)|
|• Density||29.95/km2 (77.6/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CET (UTC+2)|
According to the National Statistics Institute of Spain, its population in 2008 was 5050 inhabitants.
It is in a strategic position on the edge of the coast, and is about 10–15 minutes away by road from the beaches of the estuary of Muros and Noia and the largest beach in Galicia, in Carnota, which is nearly 8 km in length.
|Development of the population of Mazaricos (1900-2011)|
|Sources: INE and IGE .
(Census registration criteria varied between 1900 and 2011, and data from the INE and the IGE may not match.)
- Mazaricos is famous for its Galician dishes and other activities like fishing.
- The Xallas River is unique in Europe for ending in cascade, and it stretches for many kilometres.
- It has an active tourist centre called Naturmaz, where multiple activities related to the natural environment are offered.
Historical and natural heritage
The landscape of Mazaricos is highlighted by its granite mountains, which are found in Galicia, such as Runa (641 meters), Aro (561 meters), Pedroso (504 meters), Montes das Paxareiras (560 meters its peak), and the foothills of Monte Pindo, which is nearly 700 metres above sea level, and is recognizable by its several peaks.
These mountains alternate with numerous river valleys and grasslands dedicated to livestock or agriculture, and numerous forests.
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