Rairiz de Veiga

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Rairiz de Veiga
municipality
Official seal of Rairiz de Veiga
Seal
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
ComarcaA Limia
Government
 • MayorJosefa Asunción Morgade Rúa (People's Party)
Area
 • Total72.1 km2 (27.8 sq mi)
Elevation
622 m (2,041 ft)
Population
 (2018)[2]
 • Total1,282
 • Density18/km2 (46/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IGE. Táboas". www.ige.eu (in Galician). Retrieved 2017-10-11.
  2. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. ^ M.J.A. "El primer matrimonio homosexual de Galicia se ofició en 1061 en Rairiz de Veiga". Retrieved 27 February 2011.