Concello de Cabana de Bergantiños
Location of Cabana de Bergantiños within Galicia
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The Anllóns is a Galician river that begins in the Xalo Mountains at an elevation of 400 metres (1,300 ft) above sea level and flows into the Atlantic via the Ria of Corme and Laxe.
Along its 54.4-kilometre (33.8 mi) course, it crosses the municipalities of Cabana de Bergantiños, Carballo, Cerceda, Coristanco and Ponteceso. Its average flow is 9.931 cubic metres per second (350.7 cu ft/s).
It was declared a Site of Community Importance in the year 2001. It is fed by brooks like the Graña, Quenxe, Acheiro, Abaixo, Queo or Bertón during its high course. After the pass at Mount Neme, it receives the water of the brooks Gándara, Bandeira, Vao, Galvar, Portecelo or Batán, and in its low course its tributaries include the brooks Lourido, Ponteceso, Prados and Bouzas.Basque language
Basque (; euskara [eus̺ˈkaɾa]) is a language spoken in the Basque Country, a region that straddles the westernmost Pyrenees in adjacent parts of northern Spain and southwestern France. Linguistically, Basque is unrelated to the other languages of Europe and is a language isolate relative to any other known living language. The Basques are indigenous to, and primarily inhabit, the Basque Country. The Basque language is spoken by 28.4% (751,500) of Basques in all territories. Of these, 93.2% (700,300) are in the Spanish area of the Basque Country and the remaining 6.8% (51,200) are in the French portion.Native speakers live in a contiguous area that includes parts of four Spanish provinces and the three "ancient provinces" in France. Gipuzkoa, most of Biscay, a few municipalities of Álava, and the northern area of Navarre formed the core of the remaining Basque-speaking area before measures were introduced in the 1980s to strengthen the language. By contrast, most of Álava, the western part of Biscay and central and southern areas of Navarre are predominantly populated by native speakers of Spanish, either because Basque was replaced by Spanish over the centuries, in some areas (most of Álava and central Navarre), or because it was possibly never spoken there, in other areas (parts of the Enkarterri and southeastern Navarre).
In Francoist Spain, Basque language use was affected by the repressive policies. In the Basque Country, "Francoist repression was not only political, but also linguistic and cultural". The regime placed legal restrictions on the use of language, which was suppressed from official discourse, education, and publishing, making it illegal to register new-born babies under Basque names, and even requiring tombstone engravings in Basque to be removed. In some provinces, the public use of the language was suppressed, with people fined for speaking Basque. Public use of Basque was frowned upon by supporters of the regime, often regarded as a sign of anti-Francoism or separatism;. Overall, in the 1960s and later, the trend reversed and education and publishing in Basque began to flourish. As a part of this process, a standardised form of the Basque language, called Euskara Batua, was developed by the Euskaltzaindia in the late 1960s.
Besides its standardised version, the five historic Basque dialects are Biscayan, Gipuzkoan, and Upper Navarrese in Spain, and Navarrese–Lapurdian and Souletin in France. They take their names from the historic Basque provinces, but the dialect boundaries are not congruent with province boundaries. Euskara Batua was created so that the Basque language could be used—and easily understood by all Basque speakers—in formal situations (education, mass media, literature), and this is its main use today. In both Spain and France, the use of Basque for education varies from region to region and from school to school.A language isolate, Basque is believed to be one of the few surviving pre-Indo-European languages in Europe, and is the only one in Western Europe. The origin of the Basques and of their languages is not conclusively known, though the most accepted current theory is that early forms of Basque developed before the arrival of Indo-European languages in the area, including the Romance languages that geographically surround the Basque-speaking region. Basque has adopted a good deal of its vocabulary from the Romance languages, and Basque speakers have in turn lent their own words to Romance speakers.
The Basque alphabet uses the Latin script.Bergantiños
Bergantiños is a comarca in the Galician Province of A Coruña. The overall population o this local region is 70,698 (2005).Cabana
Cabana, cabanas or cabañas may refer to:
Cabana (structure), either a small hut built with a thatched roof, or a recreational structure with at least one wall open at a beachside or poolside clubCastro de Borneiro
Castro de Borneiro is an archeological site in Galicia, Spain. A castro is an iron-age walled settlement, or oppidum, and the site is an example of remnants of the Castro culture in Northern Spain which dates as far back as the 9th century BCE, though this site was inhabited from the 4th to the 1st century BCE. It is a textbook example from that period, and has been the focus of several excavations and alterations to accommodate visitors.Fala dos arxiñas
Fala dos arginhas is the name of an argot employed by stonecutters in Galicia, Spain, particularly in the area of Pontevedra, based on the Galician language. They handed down their knowledge in the art of how to split and cut stone by means of this secret language from generation to generation.List of Celtic place names in Galicia
The Celtic toponymy of Galicia is the whole of the ancient or modern place, river, or mountain names which were originated inside a Celtic language, and thus have Celtic etymology, and which are or were located inside the limits of modern Galicia.List of castles in Spain
Castles in Spain were built mainly for defensive purposes. During the Middle Ages, northern Christian kingdoms had to secure their borders with their Muslim southern neighbours, thus forcing both Christian and Muslim kings to grant border fiefs to their liege noblemen so as to keep and maintain defensive fortresses. When the Reconquista advanced, those border castles lost their initial purpose, and, as in the rest of medieval Europe, they were used as noble residences and fief-keeps. However, due to sporadic threats of war, they kept their military purposes, for enemy invasions were common. In some locations, such as the Basque country, fiefdoms did not exist as such, and noble families could not afford nor did they need huge fortresses, giving rise to many tower houses. On the other hand, in Muslim Spain many castle-palaces were built: the petty taifa kingdoms that arose after the fall of the Caliphate of Córdoba were militarily weak but culturally rich, and every emir or king liked magnificent palaces, of which the Alhambra of Granada is an example. During the late Middle Ages, Christian kingdoms had secured and enriched themselves well enough to support a more courtly lifestyle, so more residential castles were built, such as the Alcázar of Segovia, which was used as the main residence of the kings of Castile, whereas the Castle of Olite, built in a luxurious gothic style, was the seat of the Kingdom of Navarre's royal court.
After the Conquest of Granada in 1492, the Catholic monarchs ordered all the castles in their realms to be handed over to the Crown. Although the order was not completely carried out, the War of the Germanias, a rebellion against king Charles V in the early 16th century, forced the new Spanish Habsburg dynasty to continue the process, and many castles were demolished as well. Most of castles in Spain were successively abandoned and dismantled, Spanish kings fearing noble and peasant revolts, especially in the newly conquered lands. Accordingly, most of them are nowadays in a state of decay, and although some restoration work has been done, the number of former castles is so large that the Spanish government lacks both the resources and the will to restore them all.
Nowadays in Spain there are around 2500 castles corresponding only to this kind of fortification.
This is a list of castles in Spain.List of castros in Galicia
This is a list of castros in Galicia (Spain), ordered by provinces.List of incidents of violence against women in Spain
This is a list of incidents of violence against women in Spain. The Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality publishes statistics on violence against women and counts every death. Also, media in Spain reports every case of violence against women that results in a death.
In the last decade about 700 women have been killed in Spain by their partners or ex-partners. Since 1999, the number of killed women is over 1,000.List of municipalities in A Coruña
This is a list of the municipalities in the province of A Coruña, in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain.
The Galician name is the sole official
Older or informal texts may use Castillan forms or spellings.List of registered political parties in Spain
Below are listed political parties registered at the Spanish Ministry of the Interior in 1976-2002. Note that:
The Ministry does not appear to remove registrations if parties are dissolved or become dormant and a large number of the groups mentioned no longer exist today.
In several cases the groups listed were electoral alliances formed to contest a specific election.
In several cases, the registered parties are regional affiliates or branches of a nationwide party.
Some of the organizations listed are not political parties per se. For example, a handful of youth wings of political parties are listed.
Parties are listed in the order by which they were registered.Milladoiro
Milladoiro is a music band from Galicia. Often compared to the Chieftains, it is among the world's top Celtic music groups.Señoráns
Señoráns is a village in the province of A Coruña, Galicia, Spain.
Señoráns is a village in the parish of Salto in the municipalities Vimianzo in the comarca of Terra de Soneira. It had 86 habitantes (INE 2009).
The comarca is located in northwest Spain. It borders three other comarcas: Cabana de Bergantiños to the north; Santiago de Compostela to the south and east; and Camariñas to the west.
Terra de Soneira is a comarca in the province of A Coruña, Galicia, Spain. The population of this local region was 20,886 (INE 2005).
Municipalities of the province of A Coruña