Rairiz de Veiga

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Rairiz de Veiga
Official seal of Rairiz de Veiga
Location in Galicia
Location in Galicia
Rairiz de Veiga is located in Spain
Rairiz de Veiga
Rairiz de Veiga
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°05′N 7°50′W / 42.083°N 7.833°W / 42.083; -7.833Coordinates: 42°05′N 7°50′W / 42.083°N 7.833°W / 42.083; -7.833
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Galicia
Province  Ourense
Comarca A Limia
 • Mayor Josefa Asunción Morgade Rúa (People's Party)
 • Total 72.1 km2 (27.8 sq mi)
Elevation 622 m (2,041 ft)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 1,394
 • Density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.rairizdeveiga.es/

Rairiz de Veiga is a municipality in Ourense (province) in the Galicia region of north-west Spain. It is located in the centre of the province towards the south-west.

A same-sex marriage between two men, Pedro Dias and Muño Vandilas, occurred on 16 April 1061 in Rairiz de Veiga. They were married by a priest at a small chapel. The historic documents about the church wedding were found at Monastery of San Salvador de Celanova.[3]


  1. ^ "IGE. Táboas". www.ige.eu (in Galician). Retrieved 2017-10-11. 
  2. ^ "IGE - Principais resultados". www.ige.eu (in Galician). Retrieved 2017-10-11. 
  3. ^ M.J.A. "El primer matrimonio homosexual de Galicia se ofició en 1061 en Rairiz de Veiga". Retrieved 27 February 2011.