O Porriño

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O Porriño
Coat of arms of O Porriño
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of O Porriño within Galicia
Location of the municipality of O Porriño within Galicia
O Porriño is located in Spain
O Porriño
O Porriño
Location of the municipality of O Porriño within Galicia
Coordinates: 42°10′00″N 8°37′00″W / 42.16666°N 8.61666°W / 42.16666; -8.61666Coordinates: 42°10′00″N 8°37′00″W / 42.16666°N 8.61666°W / 42.16666; -8.61666
CountrySpain
RegionGalicia
ProvincePontevedra
CountyVigo
ParrishesAtios, Budiño, Cans, Chenlo, Mosende, Pontellas, Porriño, Torneiros
Government
 • TypeMayor-council
 • BodyConcello do Porriño
 • MayorEva De La Torre ([PSOE])
Area
 • Total62 km2 (24 sq mi)
 • Land62 km2 (24 sq mi)
 • Water0 km2 (0 sq mi)
Elevation
109 m (358 ft)
Population
(2005)INE
 • Total16,576
 • Density267/km2 (690/sq mi)
Demonym(s)porriñés (m), porriñesa (f)
Time zoneCET (GMT +1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (GMT +2)
Post code
36400
Area code(s)+34 986
Websitehttps://oporrino.org/

O Porriño is a municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra.

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.

On 9 September 2016, a Portuguese train travelling from Vigo to Porto derailed near O Porriño railway station, killing the driver and at least three other people on board.[1]

Parroquias[edit]

The municipality is formed of eight parroquias (parishes)

Notable people[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deadly train crash in north-west Spain". BBC News. Retrieved 2016-09-09.

External links[edit]

Media related to O Porriño at Wikimedia Commons