Ortigueira

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Ortigueira
City council
Orbeiro Beach.
Orbeiro Beach.
Flag of Ortigueira
Flag
Coat of arms of Ortigueira
Coat of arms
Ortigueira is located in Province of A Coruña
Ortigueira
Ortigueira
Location in Spain.
Ortigueira is located in Galicia
Ortigueira
Ortigueira
Ortigueira (Galicia)
Ortigueira is located in Spain
Ortigueira
Ortigueira
Ortigueira (Spain)
Coordinates: 43°40′59″N 7°51′00″W / 43.68306°N 7.85000°W / 43.68306; -7.85000
Country Spain
Autonomous community Galicia
ProvinceA Coruña
ComarcaOrtegal
Government
 • MayorRafael Girón
Area
 • Total209.60 km2 (80.93 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total5,804
 • Density28/km2 (72/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Orteganos
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
WebsiteOfficial website

Ortigueira is a seaport and municipality in the province of A Coruña the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain. It belongs to the comarca of Ortegal. It is located on the northern slope of the Serra da Faladoira, the river Mera and on the eastern shore of the Ria de Santa Marta—a winding, rock-bound and much indented inlet of the Bay of Biscay, between Capes Ortegal and Bares, the northernmost headlands of the Peninsula.[2] The town is noted for its romantic surroundings and sea bathing opportunities.[3]

Port of Espasante (Ortigueira)[edit]

The industries are fishing and farming. The harbour is well sheltered. Owing to its shallowness, large vessels cannot enter, but there is an important coasting trade, despite the dangerous character of the coast and the prevalence of fogs and gales.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Ortigueira". Encyclopædia Britannica. 20 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 341.
  3. ^ Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Ortigueira" . New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.