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Location of the municipality of O Porriño within Galicia
|Parrishes||Atios, Budiño, Cans, Chenlo, Mosende, Pontellas, Porriño, Torneiros|
|• Body||Concello do Porriño|
|• Mayor||Eva De La Torre ([PSOE])|
|• Total||62 km2 (24 sq mi)|
|• Land||62 km2 (24 sq mi)|
|• Water||0 km2 (0 sq mi)|
|Elevation||109 m (358 ft)|
|• Density||267/km2 (690/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||porriñés (m), porriñesa (f)|
|Time zone||CET (GMT +1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (GMT +2)|
|Area code(s)||+34 986|
It is an industrial town, in the metropolitan area of Vigo, of which it is an important economic dependency. One of its main industries is granite production. O Porriño's granite is worldwide known as Rosa Porriño (Pink Porriño), and is exported from the Port of Vigo mainly to Italy, Japan and China.
From O Porriño came the architect Antonio Palacios, known for the use of granite in his work, such as the Telecommunications Palace in Madrid, the García Barbón Theater in Vigo, or the town hall of its home town among others.
It is the home town of the Sporting Lisboa woman basketball team player Andrea Pérez Alonso.
The municipality is formed of eight parroquias (parishes)
- Atios (Santa Baia)
- Budiño, O Porriño (San Salvador)
- Cans (Santo Estevo)
- Chenlo (San Xoán)
- Mosende (San Diego)
- Pontellas (Santiago)
- O Porriño (Santa María)
- Torneiros (San Salvador)
- Antonio Palacios, architect (1872-1945)
- "Deadly train crash in north-west Spain". BBC News. Retrieved 2016-09-09.
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