Paradela, Lugo

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Paradela is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°58′N 7°57′W / 42.967°N 7.950°W / 42.967; -7.950Coordinates: 42°58′N 7°57′W / 42.967°N 7.950°W / 42.967; -7.950
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Galicia
Province Lugo
Comarca Sarria
 • Alcalde José Manuel Mato Díaz (2007)
 • Total 121.12 km2 (46.76 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 2,193
 • Density 18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Paradelense
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Official language(s) Galician, Spanish
Website Official website

Paradela is a municipality in Lugo province in Galicia in north-west Spain. It is situated in the region of Sarria. There were 2,193 people living in Paradela as of 2008 (1,101 men and 1,092 women).[1] It is known for the connection it has with the Way of St. James. The French route of such a way, ending in Santiago de Compostela, passes through five parishes of Paradela: Ferreiros, Francos, Laxe, Cortes and Loio.[2]


The name Paradela comes from the diminutive of the Latin word parata, which can be translated as hostal, or near the end of the journey.


Here is a list of all parishes within Paradela, each having their own saint shown in brackets.[3]

  • Aldosende (Santiago)
  • Andreade (Santiago)
  • Barán (San Pedro)
  • Castro (San Mamede)
  • Castro de Rei de Lemos (Santa María)
  • As Cortes (San Salvador)
  • Ferreiros (Santa María)
  • Francos (Santa María)
  • A Laxe (Santiago)
  • Loio (San Xoán)
  • Paradela (San Miguel)
  • San Facundo de Ribas de Miño (San Facundo)
  • San Martiño de Castro (San Martiño)
  • San Vicente de Paradela (San Vicente)
  • Santa Cristina de Paradela (Santa Cristina)
  • Santalla de Paradela (Santalla)
  • Suar (San Lourenzo)
  • Vilaragunte (Santa María)

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  1. ^ The Spanish National Institute of Statistics (INE),
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