O Porriño

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O Porriño
Municipality
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
Country Spain
Region Galicia
Province Pontevedra
County Vigo
Parrishes Atios, Budiño, Cans, Chenlo, Mosende, Pontellas, Porriño, Torneiros
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Body Concello do Porriño
 • Mayor Eva De La Torre ([PSOE])
Area
 • Total 62 km2 (24 sq mi)
 • Land 62 km2 (24 sq mi)
 • Water 0 km2 (0 sq mi)
Elevation 109 m (358 ft)
Population (2005)INE
 • Total 16,576
 • Density 267/km2 (690/sq mi)
Demonym(s) porriñés (m), porriñesa (f)
Time zone CET (GMT +1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (GMT +2) (UTC)
Post code 36400
Area code(s) +34 986
Website http://www.concellodoporrino.net/

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)

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References[edit]

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