Pontedeume

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Pontedeume
Parish of Santo André de Texeido
Parish of Santo André de Texeido
Flag of Pontedeume
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Official seal of Pontedeume
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Pontedeume is located in Spain
Pontedeume
Pontedeume
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°24′45″N 08°10′13″W / 43.41250°N 8.17028°W / 43.41250; -8.17028
Country Spain
Autonomous community Galicia
Province A Coruña
Comarca Eume
Government
 • Mayor Gabriel Torrente Piñeiro
Area
 • Total 29.26 km2 (11.30 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 8,457
 • Density 290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CET (UTC+2)
Website Official website

Pontedeume is a municipality in the province of A Coruña in the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain.

The town was founded ex novo by the town charter of Alfonso X the Wise in 1270.

Industry[edit]

Farming and services are the main economic activities, though from the late 1950s, and particularly from the mid 1970s, Pontedeume has developed into a coastal resort.

Geography[edit]

Parishes[edit]

Pontedeume is divided in 8 parishes: Andrade (San Martiño), Boebre (Santiago), Breamo (San Miguel), Centroña (Santa María), Nogueirosa (San Cosme), Ombre (Santa María), Pontedeume (Santiago) and Vilar (San Pedro).

Demography[edit]

In 1868 and from 1877 to 1890 the territory of Vilarmaior was a part of the municipality of Pontedeume. This explains the pronounced fall of population among 1877 and 1900.

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1877 8,610 —    
1887 8,659 +0.6%
1900 6,097 −29.6%
1910 6,989 +14.6%
1920 7,160 +2.4%
1930 7,576 +5.8%
1940 8,183 +8.0%
Year Pop. ±%
1950 8,347 +2.0%
1960 8,395 +0.6%
1970 8,227 −2.0%
1980 8,714 +5.9%
1990 8,817 +1.2%
2000 8,696 −1.4%
2010 8,305 −4.5%
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