Poio

Poio is a municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra. Poio is located in the North shore of the Ría de Pontevedra, between Sanxenxo and the provincial capital, Pontevedra. The municipality is adjacent with Meaño, Meis, Pontevedra and Sanxenxo and offers a rich fusion of mountain and sea areas.

Tambo island, an uninhabited island located in the middle of the Pontevedra estuary, officially belongs to Poio but it is under the control of the Spanish Navy and disembarkment is not allowed.

Poio
Coat of arms of Poio

Coat of arms
Location of Poio within Galicia
Location of Poio within Galicia
Poio is located in Spain
Poio
Poio
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°26′N 8°40′W / 42.433°N 8.667°WCoordinates: 42°26′N 8°40′W / 42.433°N 8.667°W
Country Spain
Autonomous community Galicia
ProvincePontevedra
ComarcaPontevedra
ParroquiaCombarro, Raxó, San Xoán de Poio, San Salvador de Poio, Samieira
Government
 • Alcalde (Mayor)Luciano Sobral Fernández (BNG)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total17,018
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitehttp://www.concellodepoio.es

Geography

Poio has an approximate area of 34 square kilometers. Its highest peak is Mount Castrove, which 667 meters high and from where one can see views of the Pontevedra and Arosa estuaries. The views also spotlight the Alto de Raxó and Samieira. Its more than 20 coastal km are full of beautiful beaches with quiet waters.

Tambo island has 0,28 square kilometers and its highest peak is 80 meters high.

Demography

Poio is a dormitory area of the city of Pontevedra. It has a growing market due to its proximity to the urban center (only the Lérez river separates the two municipalities). The parish of San Salvador, the nearest to the city, is the parish that increases the census. The tourism industry has begun to thrive in Raxó and Combarro within the last few years.

Sights

Sights include the Monastery of San Xoán de Poio, the picturesque fishing village of Combarro with its Hórreos by the sea and several prehistoric rock engraving sites; all declared Bien de Interés Cultural (Heritage of Cultural Interest).

Mosteiro de San Xoán de Poio

Monastery of San Xoán de Poio

11082012- DSC0263

Combarro

Combarro - Pontevedra 5

Combarro

Combarro - Pontevedra 2

Combarro

Poio, Caeira Pedra Grande 01-04

Prehistoric rock engravings

Mirador raxo 01

Raxó

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
12 Treasures of Spain

The 12 Treasures of Spain (Spanish: 12 Tesoros de España) was a project that selected the purported "Twelve Treasures of the Kingdom of Spain". The contest was conducted by broadcasters Antena 3 and COPE. The final results were announced on 31 December 2007. Nine architectural monuments, two natural monuments and a monument pictorial were chosen.

2016–17 Primera División Sala (women)

The 2016–17 season of the Primera División Sala is played by 16 teams.

Alexandre Bóveda

Alexandre Bóveda Iglesias (Ourense, 7 June 1903 - executed in A Caeira, Poio, 17 August 1936), commonly known as Alexandre Bóveda, was a Galician politician and financial officer. He is considered one of the most important Galicianist intellectuals during the Spanish Second Republic. He was one of the founders and key member of the Partido Galeguista (Galicianist Party), origin of contemporary Galician nationalism.

Barro

Barro is a municipality in the Galicia region of north-west Spain, in the province of Pontevedra.

The capital of the municipality is San Antoniño, where the parish of Perdecanai and the Consistorial House are located.

Fernando Castro Santos

Fernando Castro Santos (born 20 February 1952) is a Spanish football manager.

During his career, he worked in several clubs in his country as well as in Portugal.

Froiz

Distribuciones Froiz, S.A. is a Spanish supermarket chain based in Poio, Galicia. It operates in the Spanish regions of Galicia, Castile and León, Castilla-La Mancha, Madrid and in Northern Portugal. The company was founded in Pontevedra in 1970 by Magín Alfredo Froiz and remains a family-run business.In October 2014, Froiz bought rival supermarket Supermercados Moldes becoming the third biggest supermarket chain in Galicia.

Languages constructed by J. R. R. Tolkien

The philologist and author J. R. R. Tolkien created a number of constructed languages, including languages devised for fictional settings. Inventing languages (called glossopoeia by Tolkien, from Greek γλῶσσα glôssa, "language, tongue" and ποιῶ poiô, "to make" paralleling his idea of mythopoeia or myth-making) was a lifelong occupation for Tolkien, starting in his teens.

An early project of Tolkien's was the reconstruction of an unrecorded early Germanic language which might have been spoken by the people of Beowulf in the Germanic Heroic Age.The most-developed project of Tolkien's was his Elvish languages. He first started

constructing an Elvin tongue in c. 1910–1911 while he was at the King Edward's School, Birmingham. He later called it Quenya (c. 1915), and he continued actively developing the history and grammar of his Elvish languages until his death in 1973.

In 1931, he held a lecture about his passion for constructed languages, titled A Secret Vice. Here he contrasts his project of artistic languages constructed for aesthetic pleasure with the pragmatism of international auxiliary languages. The lecture also discusses Tolkien's views on phonaesthetics, citing Greek, Finnish, and Welsh as examples of "languages which have a very characteristic and in their different ways beautiful word-form".

Tolkien's glossopoeia has two temporal dimensions: the internal (fictional) timeline of events described in The Silmarillion and other writings, and the external timeline of Tolkien's own life during which he often revised and refined his languages and their fictional history.

List of mountains in Portugal

This is a list of the mountains in Portugal, including the mountains with more than 1400 meters of altitude and with, at least, 100 meters of topographic prominence.

Mountains and hills occupy most of the territory of Portugal. The highest Portuguese mountain is Mount Pico in the Azores islands, with 2,351 metres (7,713 ft). The highest peak in Mainland Portugal is Torre in the Serra da Estrela range, with 1,993 metres (6,539 ft).

Historically, during most of the 20th century, the Mount Tatamailau, in the former Portuguese Timor, with 2,986 metres (9,797 ft), was the highest Portuguese mountain.

List of municipalities in Pontevedra

This is a list of the 61 municipalities in the province of Pontevedra in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain.

The Galician name is the sole official form of the name;

older or informal texts may use Castillan forms or spellings.

List of rivers of Portugal

This is a list of the rivers of Portugal. There are only rivers in Continental Portugal, and none in the islands of Madeira and the Azores.Note: List was taken from pt:Anexo:Lista de rios de Portugal. Rio X was converted to X River.

Pontevedra

Pontevedra (Galician: [ˌpontɪˈβɛðɾɐ], Spanish: [ponteˈβeðɾa]) is a Spanish city in the north-west of the Iberian Peninsula. It is the capital of both the Comarca (County) and Province of Pontevedra, and of the Rias Baixas in Galicia. It is also the capital of its own municipality which is, in fact, often considered as an extension of the actual city.

In 1999, Pontevedra pedestrianized its 300,000 square meter medieval center by banning all but the essential automobile traffic. Pontevedra's car free center helped transform it into one of the most accessible cities, leading to awards for its urban quality: the international European prize, "Intermodes" in Brussels in 2013, the United Nations Habitat prize in Dubai in 2014 and the "Excellence Prize" of the Center for Active Design in New York City in 2015.Surrounded by hills, the city is located on the edge of an estuary at the mouth of the river Lérez by the sea, at the bottom of the Ría de Pontevedra, in the heart of the Rías Baixas. An economic centre and tourist destination, with a population of 82,946, it is at the head of an urban area around its Ria of more than 200,000 inhabitants comprising the municipalities of Poio, Marín, Sanxenxo, Bueu, Vilaboa, Cotobade, Ponte Caldelas, Barro and Soutomaior.

Pontevedra is the second city in Galicia for its rich heritage, only after Santiago de Compostela. A city of art and history, the city is known as "The Good City" or "The City of the Lérez". Pontevedra is the seat of the General provincial Council and the provincial district court as well as the provincial police station and the provincial administrative offices. The city is an important stopover on the Portuguese Way path of the Camino de Santiago that bears witness to the circular church of the Pilgrim's Virgin with a floor plan in the shape of a scallop shell.

Pontevedra (comarca)

Pontevedra is a comarca in the Galician Province of Pontevedra, Spain, and centred on the city of Pontevedra. It covers an area of 634.43 sq.km, and the overall population of this local region was 15,625 at the 2011 Census; the latest official estimate (as at the start of 2018) was 124,351.

Province of Pontevedra

Pontevedra is a province of Spain along the country's Atlantic coast in southwestern Europe. The province forms the southwestern part of the autonomous community of Galicia. It is bordered by the provinces of A Coruña, Lugo, and Ourense, the country of Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean. The official languages of the Pontevedra province are Spanish and Galician.

There is a public institution called the Diputación Provincial of Pontevedra (Provincial Council), whose head office is in the city of the same name, that provides direct services to citizens such as technical, financial and technological support to the councils of the 62 municipalities of the province of Pontevedra.

The population of the province is 941,772 (2018), of which 11.5% live in the capital, the city of Pontevedra and around 30% in Vigo.

Puy

Puy (French pronunciation: ​[pɥi]) is a geological term used locally in the Auvergne, France for a volcanic hill. The word derives from the Provençal puech, meaning an isolated hill, coming from Latin podium, which has given also puig in Catalan, poggio in Italian, poio in Galician and Portuguese.

Most of the puys of central France are small cinder cones, with or without associated lava, whilst others are domes of trachytic rock, like the domite of the Puy-de-Dôme. The puys may be scattered as isolated hills, or, as is more usual, clustered together, sometimes in lines. The chain of puys in central France probably became extinct in late prehistoric time.

Other volcanic hills more or less like those of Auvergne are also known to geologists as puys; examples may be found in the Eifel and in the small cones on the Bay of Naples, whilst the relics of puys denuded by erosion are numerous in the Swabian Alps of Württemberg, as pointed out by W. Branco. Sir A. Geikie has shown that the puy type of eruption was common in the British area in Carboniferous and Permian times, as abundantly attested in central Scotland by remains of the old volcanoes, now generally reduced by denudation to the mere neck, or volcanic vent, filled with tuff and agglomerate, or plugged with lava.

Santa Catarina do Fogo, Cape Verde

Santa Catarina do Fogo is a concelho (municipality) of Cape Verde. Situated in the southeastern part of the island of Fogo, it covers 32% of the island area (152.95 km2), and is home to 14% of its population (5,299 at the 2010 census). Its seat is the city Cova Figueira. The Municipality of Santa Catarina do Fogo was created in 2005; before 2005, it was a parish of the Municipality of São Filipe.

Sanxenxo

Sanxenxo (Galician pronunciation: [sanˈʃɛnʃʊ]) is a municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra. It is situated in the southern part of the O Salnés region. It is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean in the estuaries of Pontevedra and Arousa, which lie in its western areas. The municipality has a population of 17,077 inhabitants (INE 2007).

It is a tourism destination. Sanxenxo is a favorite resort for Spanish public figures such as Mariano Rajoy (Prime Minister of Spain) and Amancio Ortega (Co-Founder of the Inditex group).

Sanxenxo welcomed the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-2006 started on November 12, 2005 from Vigo. The race organisation and the competing teams chose Sanxenxo as their base in Spain. An In Port race took place in Sanxenxo on November 5. It gave spectators a chance to see the race boats at close quarters.

The 2013 edition of the Tour of Spain was held in the Rias Baixas, Galicia (Spain), between August 24 to September 14. Sanxenxo was the goal in the first stage of La Vuelta 2013 that began in Vilanova de Arousa in a Batea, a wooden platform out in the water used for farming of mussels, oysters and scallops.

Son (political party)

SON is a Galician political party created in 2015, promoted by Anova-Nationalist Brotherhood and United Left to participate in the local elections of the same year.Its purpose is to provide legal support to those groups that, for legal reasons, had no possibility to run in the elections of their municipality. Likewise, SON also seeks to gain representation in the provincial deputations. In practice it is an "instrumental" party, without permanent bodies, and whose only objective is to support local candidacies.

Spain women's national futsal team

The Spain women's national futsal team represents Spain in international futsal competitions and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation.

Víctor Vázquez Rosales

Víctor Vázquez Rosales (born 17 October 1989), commonly known as Churre, is a Spanish footballer who plays for Pontevedra CF as a central defender.

Languages

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.