Cangas, Pontevedra

Cangas, also known as Cangas do Morrazo, is a seaside resort in southwestern Galicia, Spain. It is both a town and municipality in the province of Pontevedra. Its area is about 38,1 km² and has a population of around 26,087 inhabitants.

Plano da vila de Cangas
City map
Cangas

Cangas do Morrazo
Concello de Cangas do Morrazo
Flag of Cangas

Flag
Coat of arms of Cangas

Coat of arms
Location of Cangas
Location of Cangas
Cangas is located in Spain
Cangas
Cangas
Location within Spain
Coordinates: 42°15′51″N 8°46′55″W / 42.26417°N 8.78194°WCoordinates: 42°15′51″N 8°46′55″W / 42.26417°N 8.78194°W
CountryGaliza
Autonomous communityGalicia
ProvincePontevedra
CountyO Morrazo
Founded1160
ParishesAldán, Cangas, Coiro, Darbo, O Hío
Government
 • TypeMayor-council
 • BodyConcello de Cangas
 • MayorXosé Manuel Pazos (2015) (ACE)
Area
 • Total38.1 km2 (14.7 sq mi)
Elevation
9 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total26,487
 • Density700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Demonym(s)cangués, -esa,
cangueiro, -ra (traditional).
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
36940 - 36949
Dialing code986
WebsiteOfficial website

Government

The municipality of Cangas is administered by a mayor-council government, the Concello de Cangas, which meets in the Casa do Concello on Avenida Castelao. After the local elections of 2015 the municipality is governed by a coalition of Cangas Left Alternative (coalition of United Left and the FPG), the Galician Nationalist Bloc and Assembly for Unity (ASpUN).

Cangas Town Council
Party Councillors
PPdeG
8
ACE-SON
4
BNG
4
ASpUN
3
PSdeG-PSOE
1
Cangas Decide
1

Geography

Parishes

The municipality of Cangas is divided into six parishes:

  • Aldán (San Cibrán)
  • Cangas (Santiago)
  • Coiro (San Salvador)
  • Darbo (Santa María de Afuera)
  • O Hío (San Andrés)

Culture

Religious

Each parish has its own religious festival which honours the patron saint of the parish and smaller, minor festivals dedicated to the patron saints of local chapels. These celebrations both start and end with the firing of fireworks followed by a religious service.

Cangas
  • Fiestas del Cristo del Consuelo, Last Sunday of August.
Darbo
  • Fiestas de San Blas, 3 February
  • Fiestas de Santa Marta, Last Saturday of July
  • Fiestas de San Pedro, End of June
  • Romería de San Roque, 3rd week of August
  • Romería de Darbo, 6,7,8 and 9 September.
Coiro
  • Fiestas del Espíritu Santo, Pentecost
  • Fiestas de Santo Domingo, Start of August
  • Fiestas de San Salvador, 6 & 7 August
  • Fiestas de San Cosme, 26 September
  • Fiestas do muiño, 1st Sunday of May.
Aldán
  • Fiestas de San Amaro, Mid-January
  • Fiestas de Santa Mariña, 18 July
  • Fiestas del Carmen, Last weekend of July
Hío
  • Fiestas del Cristo d e la Luz, 1st Sunday of July
  • Fiestas de Santiago de Donón, 25 July
  • Fiestas de San Lorenzo, 10 August
  • Fiestas de San Andrés, 30 November
  • Fiesta del Aguardiente, Weekend prior to the Fiestas del Cristo de la Luz.

Twin towns

Notable people

External links

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
2015–16 Copa Federación de España

The 2015–16 Copa Federación de España was the 23rd edition of the Copa Federación de España, also known as Copa RFEF, a knockout competition for Spanish football clubs in Segunda División B and Tercera División. At. Baleares defeated Rayo Majadahonda 3–2 on aggregate in the final.

The champion won the trophy, a cash prize of €90.152 and the qualification for the next year tournament. The runner-up received a cash prize of €30.051 and every semifinalist €12.020. Additionally, each winner of autonomous community tournament received €3.005 euros.

The competition started 29 July 2015 with Asturias tournament and finished 13 April 2016 with the final of national phase.

Cangas Left Alternative

Cangas Left Alternative (Alternativa Canguesa de Esquerda in Galician language; ACE) is a coalition of 3 political parties and various independents in the municipality of Cangas, Pontevedra.

Galicia (Spain)

Galicia (; Galician: Galicia [ɡaˈliθjɐ], Galiza [ɡaˈliθɐ]; Spanish: Galicia; Portuguese: Galiza) is an autonomous community of Spain and historic nationality under Spanish law. Located in the northwest Iberian Peninsula, it includes the provinces of A Coruña, Lugo, Ourense and Pontevedra.

Galicia is bordered by Portugal to the south, the Spanish autonomous communities of Castile and León and Asturias to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Cantabrian Sea to the north. It had a population of 2,701,743 in 2018 and a total area of 29,574 km2 (11,419 sq mi). Galicia has over 1,660 km (1,030 mi) of coastline, including its offshore islands and islets, among them Cíes Islands, Ons, Sálvora, Cortegada, and the largest and most populated, A Illa de Arousa.

The area now called Galicia was first inhabited by humans during the Middle Paleolithic period, and takes its name from the Gallaeci, the Celtic people living north of the Douro River during the last millennium BC. Galicia was incorporated into the Roman Empire at the end of the Cantabrian Wars in 19 BC, and was made a Roman province in the 3rd century AD. In 410, the Germanic Suebi established a kingdom with its capital in Braga (Portugal); this kingdom was incorporated into that of the Visigoths in 585. In 711, the Islamic Umayyad Caliphate invaded the Iberian Peninsula conquering the Visigoth kingdom of Hispania by 718, but soon Galicia was incorporated into the Christian kingdom of Asturias by 740. During the Middle Ages, the kingdom of Galicia was occasionally ruled by its own kings, but most of the time it was leagued to the kingdom of Leon and later to that of Castile, while maintaining its own legal and customary practices and culture. From the 13th century on, the kings of Castile, as kings of Galicia, appointed an Adiantado-mór, whose attributions passed to the Governor and Captain General of the Kingdom of Galiza from the last years of the 15th century. The Governor also presided the Real Audiencia do Reino de Galicia, a royal tribunal and government body. From the 16th century, the representation and voice of the kingdom was held by an assembly of deputies and representatives of the cities of the kingdom, the Cortes or Junta of the Kingdom of Galicia. This institution was forcibly discontinued in 1833 when the kingdom was divided into four administrative provinces with no legal mutual links. During the 19th and 20th centuries, demand grew for self-government and for the recognition of the culture of Galicia. This resulted in the Statute of Autonomy of 1936, soon frustrated by Franco's coup d'etat and subsequent long dictatorship. After democracy was restored the legislature passed the Statute of Autonomy of 1981, approved in referendum and currently in force, providing Galicia with self-government.

The interior of Galicia is characterized by a hilly landscape; mountain ranges rise to 2,000 m (6,600 ft) in the east and south. The coastal areas are mostly an alternate series of rías and cliffs. The climate of Galicia is usually temperate and rainy, with markedly drier summers; it is usually classified as Oceanic. Its topographic and climatic conditions have made animal husbandry and farming the primary source of Galicia's wealth for most of its history, allowing for a relative high density of population. With the exception of shipbuilding and food processing, Galicia was based on a farming and fishing economy until after the mid-20th century, when it began to industrialize. In 2018, the nominal gross domestic product was €62,900 million, with a nominal GDP per capita of €23,300. Galicia is characterised, unlike other Spanish regions, by the absence of a metropolis dominating the territory. Indeed, the urban network is made up of 7 main cities (the four provincial capitals A Coruña, Pontevedra, Ourense and Lugo, the political capital Santiago de Compostela and the industrial cities Vigo and Ferrol) and other small towns. The population is largely concentrated in two main areas: from Ferrol to A Coruña in the northern coast, and in the Rías Baixas region in the southwest, including the cities of Vigo, Pontevedra, and the interior city of Santiago de Compostela. There are smaller populations around the interior cities of Lugo and Ourense. The political capital is Santiago de Compostela, in the province of A Coruña. Vigo, in the province of Pontevedra, is the most populous municipality, with 292,817 (2016), while A Coruña is the most populous city, with 215,227 (2014).Two languages are official and widely used today in Galicia: the native Galician, a Romance language closely related to Portuguese with which it shares the Galician-Portuguese medieval literature; and Spanish, usually known locally as Castilian. While most Galicians are bilingual, a 2013 survey reported that 51% of the Galician population spoke Galician most often on a day-to-day basis, while 48% most often used Spanish.

Galician People's Front

The Galician People's Front (Galician: Frente Popular Galega) is a Galician political organization with a socialist and independentist ideology.

List of registered political parties in Spain (1985–93)

Below are listed political parties registered at the Ministry of Interior of Spain 1985–1993.[1]

Note that:

The Ministry does not appear to remove registrations if parties are dissolved or become dormant, and a large part of the groups mentioned no longer exists 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 listed in the order by which they were registered.

Rande Bridge

The Rande Bridge (Galician: Ponte de Rande, Spanish: Puente de Rande) is a cable-stayed bridge near Vigo, Spain. It spans Vigo bay across the Rande Strait, linking the municipalities of Redondela and Moaña.

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