Redondela

Redondela is a town in the province of Pontevedra, Galicia, northwestern Spain. The most famous icon of the village is its sky chaired by two major railway viaducts built in the nineteenth century. Due to these infrastructures Redondela is known under the nickname "Village of the viaducts." The town lies on the Portuguese Way path of the Camino de Santiago.

Redondela
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Coat of arms of Redondela

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Redondela is located in Spain
Redondela
Redondela
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°17′N 8°37′W / 42.283°N 8.617°WCoordinates: 42°17′N 8°37′W / 42.283°N 8.617°W
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityGalicia
ProvincePontevedra
ComarcaVigo
Government
 • MayorXavier Bas
Area
 • Total51.9 km2 (20.0 sq mi)
Elevation
17 m (56 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total29,194
 • Density560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Redondelanos
Postal code
36800
WebsiteOfficial website

Parroquias

Verne Monument

The Town has a large monument to Jules Verne.

See also

External links

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
Adrián Alonso Pereira

Adrián Alonso Pereira (born 26 June 1988), commonly known as Pola, is a Spanish futsal player who plays for Inter Movistar as an Ala.

CD Choco

Club Deportivo Choco de Redondela is a Spanish football club based in Redondela, province of Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain. Founded in 1953, the team currently plays in Tercera División – Group 1. The club's home ground is Campo Municipal de Santa Mariña.

Capture of Vigo

The Capture of Vigo also known as the British Expedition to Vigo occurred in October 1719 during the War of the Quadruple Alliance when a British expedition made a descent on the Spanish coast. They then seized the settlements of Vigo, Redondela and Pontevedra after some resistance, which they occupied for ten days destroying or capturing a vast haul of military stores before withdrawing.

Cesantes

Cesantes is a small town in Redondela, in the Pontevedra part of the Vigo Metropolitan Area and located in Galicia, an Autonomous Community in northwestern Spain.

Enrique Salgueiro

Enrique Salgueiro Alonso (born 2 May 1981 in Redondela) is a Spanish former cyclist.

Faro de Vigo

Faro de Vigo is a Spanish daily newspaper for the town of Vigo. It is the oldest Spanish newspaper in circulation. The word "faro" means lighthouse.

José Ángel Egido

José Ángel Egido Pérez (born 1951, in Redondela) is a Spanish actor. He won the 2003 Goya award for Best New Actor for his performance as Lino in Mondays in the Sun.

Marcos-Antonio Serrano

Marcos-Antonio Serrano Rodríguez (born 8 September 1972 in Redondela, Province of Pontevedra) is a professional cyclist from Galicia, Spain. Turning professional in 1993, he joined the Kelme team and then in 1999 the lottery-sponsored Organización Nacional de Ciegos Españoles (ONCE). He remained part of the same team when in 2004 sponsorship and name passed to Liberty Seguros-Würth and in 2006, as the Astana-Würth Team.

His most significant achievement was victory in the Milano–Torino in 2004. Other palmarès include victory in the 18th stage of the 2005 Tour de France and in the 5th stage of the 1999 Tour of Galicia. His best overall classification in the Tour de France was a ninth-place finish in 2001.

His name was on the list of doping tests published by the French Senate on 24 July 2013 that were collected during the 1998 Tour de France and found positive for EPO when retested in 2004.

Mateo Míguez Adán

Mateo Míguez Adán (born 11 May 1987 in Redondela, Galicia), known simply as Mateo, is a Spanish footballer who plays for Coruxo FC as a forward.

Moaña

Moaña is a municipality of 18,709 inhabitants located in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra.

It is one of the five municipalities with Bueu, Cangas do Morrazo, Marin and Vilaboa that forms the peninsula of O Morrazo. This peninsula separates the Ria of Vigo from the Ria of Pontevedra.

The coast of Moaña has several beaches and the area combines tourism with traditional seafood production.

The surrounding sea contains sea farms where mussels, oysters and other species are cultivated and it is an idyllic place for practicing sea sports activities. The Strait of Rande, where the Rande Bridge now connects Moaña with the municipality of Redondela, was the scene of the Battle of Vigo Bay (or Battle of Rande). Moaña has developed a significant cultural life with the highlights of this being the Interceltic Festival of Morrazo, the Week of Carnival and numerous other local feasts.

Social movements were relevant in Moaña in the first half of the 20th century where the presence of the CNT (National Confederation of Labour) was significant. In fact, the current local pub/bar for retired people was the head office of this syndicate in Moaña during the Second Spanish Republic.

Negros, Redondela

Negros is a parish in Redondela, Pontevedra Province, Spain.

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.

Results breakdown of the 2015 Spanish local elections (Galicia)

This is the results breakdown of the local elections held in Galicia on 24 May 2015. The following tables show detailed results in the autonomous community's most populous municipalities, sorted alphabetically.

Ria de Vigo

Vigo Ria (Spanish: Ría de Vigo) is an estuary in Galicia, Spain. It is the southernmost ria of the Rías Baixas. It is located south of the province of Pontevedra, and extends in a northeast direction over a distance of 35 kilometres (22 mi) from its mouth at Cape Silleiro to the deepest point in Arcade, with a maximum width of 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) and is narrowest in the Strait of Rande, at 700 metres (2,300 ft). Its western entrance is protected by the Cies Islands, which are part of the National Park of the Atlantic Islands, within the islands of Toralla and San Simon. Its borders the north with Morrazo Peninsula. In the extreme south lies the Bay of Baiona. Its easy access, deep draft and calm waters make the Vigo estuary an ideal retreat for sailing and water sports.

From the environmental point of view, it is a bay with a biologically richness because of its crop water currents and deep cold waters from the north, carrying large quantities of nutrients. Historically, the Vigo estuary area has been good for fishing and shell fishing, although current conditions are not ideal due to high human and industrial pressure on the coastal waterfront.

On its banks stands the city of Vigo. The municipalities of Baiona, Nigrán, Redondela, Soutomaior, Vilaboa, Moaña and Cangas do Morrazo are also situated here. It has a total population of about 420,000 inhabitants.

The Battle of Rande was fought here on October 23, 1702, more precisely at the end of the estuary, in the Ensenada de San Simón. The following German U-Boats are reported to have been sunk somewhere in the ria: German submarine U-523, sunk August 25, 1943 (17 dead and 37 survivors), and U-506, sunk at 15:50 on July 12, 1943 (48 dead and six survivors).

Vigo

Vigo (, Galician: [ˈbiɣʊ], locally [ˈbiħʊ], Spanish: [ˈbiɣo]) is a city and municipality adjoining the Atlantic Ocean in the province of Pontevedra in Galicia, northwest Spain. It is the capital of the county of Vigo and Vigo metropolitan area.

Vigo is the most populous municipality of Galicia, the 14th in Spain, and the most populous Spanish municipality that is not a provincial capital. It has an area of 109.06 km2 (42.11 sq mi) and had a population of 292,817 in 2016. According to the National Statistics Institute of Spain the city itself has 198,537 inhabitants, the rest belong to a high number of rural and suburban population living in its parishes, being the municipality of Spain with a higher percentage of rural population.

The city is located in the southwest of Galicia, in the southern part of Vigo Bay, one of Europe's rainiest areas. In the northeast, it borders the municipality of Redondela; in the east, Mos; in the south, O Porriño and Gondomar; and in the southwest, Nigrán. On the other side of its bay are the municipalities of Cangas and Moaña. They are all part of the southern Galician region called Rías Baixas. Vigo is just north of the border with Portugal; its nearest larger city is Porto, Portugal's second-largest city and the most important city in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula.

Vigo and its metropolitan area are one of the region's primary economic agents.

Vigo-Guixar railway station

Vigo-Guixar railway station is a railway station in Vigo, Spain. Originally the site of a freight depot for the port of Vigo, on the wharf of the same name, it serves as the temporary terminal for all trains into Vigo during the construction of the new Vialia Vigo station - replacing Vigo-Urzaiz.

The terminal serves passengers travelling on Renfe's middle-distance service (Media Distancia) running across the autonomous community of Galicia.

Vigo–Peinador Airport

Vigo Airport (IATA: VGO, ICAO: LEVX) is 10 km (6.2 mi) east from the centre of Vigo and 28 km from the centre of Pontevedra (the capital of this province), and is situated in the municipalities of Redondela, Vigo and Mos, in the Province of Pontevedra, Spain.

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