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A Coruña (is a city and municipality of Galicia, Spain. It is the second most populated city in the autonomous community and seventeenth overall in the country. The city is the provincial capital of the province of the same name, having also served as political capital of the Kingdom of Galicia from the 16th to the 19th centuries, and as a regional administrative centre between 1833 and 1982, before being replaced by Santiago de Compostela. A Coruña is a busy port located on a promontory in the Golfo Ártabro, a large gulf on the Atlantic Ocean. It provides a distribution point for agricultural goods from the region.
A Coruña Airport, formerly known as Alvedro Airport, is the airport serving the Galician city of A Coruña in northwestern Spain.
A Gudiña is a municipality in Ourense (province) in the Galicia region of north-west Spain.
A Illa de Arousa is the only island municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra.
Adelantado (meaning "advanced") was a title held by Spanish nobles in service of their respective kings during the Middle Ages.
ADIF (an acronym of Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias) is a Spanish state-owned railway infrastructure manager under the responsibility of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, charged with the management of most of Spain's railway infrastructure, that is the track, signaling and stations.
Aguardiente (pattar, aiguardent, augardente, aguardente) is a generic term for alcoholic beverages that contain between 29% and 60% alcohol by volume.
Airas Nunes (c. 1230 – 1289) was a Galician cleric and troubador of the 13th century.
The Alans (or Alani) were an Iranian nomadic pastoral people of antiquity.
Alaska (Alax̂sxax̂) is a U.S. state located in the northwest extremity of North America.
Albariño or Alvarinho is a variety of white wine grape grown in Galicia (northwest Spain), Monção and Melgaço (northwest Portugal), where it is used to make varietal white wines.
Alberto Núñez Feijóo (born 10 September 1961 in Ourense, Spain) is the 5th and current President of the Xunta of Galicia.
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.
Alfonso Daniel Rodríguez Castelao (30 January 1886 – 7 January 1950), commonly known as Castelao, was a Galician politician, writer, painter and doctor.
Alfonso II of Asturias (842), nicknamed the Chaste (el Casto), was the king of Asturias during two different periods: first in the year 783 and later from 791 until his death in 842.
Alfonso IX (15 August 117123 or 24 September 1230) was king of León and Galicia from the death of his father Ferdinand II in 1188 until his own death.
Alfonso VI (1 July 1109), nicknamed the Brave (El Bravo) or the Valiant, was the son of King Ferdinand I of León and Queen Sancha, daughter of Alfonso V and sister of Bermudo III.
Alfonso X (also occasionally Alphonso, Alphonse, or Alfons, 23 November 1221 – 4 April 1284), called the Wise (el Sabio), was the King of Castile, León and Galicia from 30 May 1252 until his death in 1284.
The town (concello) of Allariz is in the province of Ourense, Autonomous Community of Galicia, Spain.
Amancio Ortega Gaona (born 28 March 1936) is a Spanish billionaire businessman.
The Americas (also collectively called America)"America." The Oxford Companion to the English Language.
Ames is a municipality of the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain in the province of A Coruña with an area of, population of 26,983 inhabitants (INE, 2009) and a density of.
Amphibians are ectothermic, tetrapod vertebrates of the class Amphibia.
The Ancient Greek language includes the forms of Greek used in ancient Greece and the ancient world from around the 9th century BC to the 6th century AD.
In historiography, ancient Rome is Roman civilization from the founding of the city of Rome in the 8th century BC to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD, encompassing the Roman Kingdom, Roman Republic and Roman Empire until the fall of the western empire.
Andrés Suarez (Ferrol, 16 April 1983) is a Spanish singer-songwriter.
Anova–Nationalist Brotherhood (ANOVA–Irmandade Nacionalista, Anova) is a political party of Galicia.
Saint Ansurius (also Aduri, Asurius, Isauri) (died 925 AD) was a Galician bishop.
Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent.
Antonio Azarola y Gresillón (1874 – 1936) was a Spanish Navy officer, rear admiral of the Spanish Republican Navy.
Anxo Manuel Quintana González, commonly known as Anxo Quintana, is the former leader of the Galician Nationalist Bloc (Bloque Nacionalista Galego, BNG), the main nationalist party in Galicia.
Appian of Alexandria (Ἀππιανὸς Ἀλεξανδρεύς Appianòs Alexandreús; Appianus Alexandrinus) was a Greek historian with Roman citizenship who flourished during the reigns of Emperors of Rome Trajan, Hadrian, and Antoninus Pius.
An archipelago, sometimes called an island group or island chain, is a chain, cluster or collection of islands, or sometimes a sea containing a small number of scattered islands.
Arde Lucus (also written as Arde Lvcvs)(Burn Lugo) is a festival celebrated in Lugo in the last weeks of June which revives the Roman and castro past of the city, and which emerged to commemorate the declaration of the city's Roman wall as a World Heritage Site in 2000.
Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic (República Argentina), is a federal republic located mostly in the southern half of South America.
Arteixo (is a municipality in the Province of A Coruña, part of the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain. Its area is 93.76 km² and its population is 31,005 (2013). Its population density is 317.43 people/km². It is an industrial town that belongs to A Coruña metropolitan area. Notable landmarks are a Repsol refinery - with its associated industry - and the corporate headquarters of Inditex which is better known for its worldwide chain of clothing stores, Zara. It also has tungsten, titanium and tin mines. As of 2007, the Outer Harbour of A Coruña is being built here, in the Punta Langosteira Peninsula, to replace the busy harbour that is now in the city center. The construction is planned to finish in 2012.
Arzúa is a municipality in the autonomous community of Galicia in the province of A Coruña in northwestern Spain.
Asturias (Asturies; Asturias), officially the Principality of Asturias (Principado de Asturias; Principáu d'Asturies), is an autonomous community in north-west Spain.
The Atlantic Bronze Age is a cultural complex of the Bronze Age period of approximately 1300–700 BC that includes different cultures in Portugal, Andalusia, Galicia, France, Britain and Ireland.
The Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park (Parque Nacional das Illas Atlánticas de Galicia, Parque Nacional de las Islas Atlánticas de Galicia) is the only national park located in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain.
The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's oceans with a total area of about.
Atlántico Diario is a Spanish language daily newspaper for the Vigo metropolitan area of Galicia in Spain.
Augustus (Augustus; 23 September 63 BC – 19 August 14 AD) was a Roman statesman and military leader who was the first Emperor of the Roman Empire, controlling Imperial Rome from 27 BC until his death in AD 14.
Authoritarianism is a form of government characterized by strong central power and limited political freedoms.
In Spain, an autonomous community (comunidad autónoma, autonomia erkidegoa, comunitat autònoma, comunidade autónoma, comunautat autonòma) is a first-level political and administrative division, created in accordance with the Spanish constitution of 1978, with the aim of guaranteeing limited autonomy of the nationalities and regions that make up Spain.
The Autopista A-53 is a highway in north western Spain.
The Autopista AP-9 (also known as Autopista del Atlántico) is an autopista in Galicia, Spain.
An autovía is one of two classes of major highway in the Spanish road system similar to a British motorway or an American freeway.
The A-52 is a highway in western Spain.
The Autovía A-54 is a freeway in Spain.
The Autovía A-56 is a proposed highway in north western Spain.
The Autovía A-6 or Autopista AP-6 (also called Autovía del Noroeste) is a Spanish autovía and autopista route that starts in Madrid and ends in Arteixo (A Coruña).
The Autovía A-76 is a proposed initial upgrade of the N-120, a highway in northern Spain.
The Autovía A-8 is a highway (autovía) that connects all the regions on the Northern Coast of Spain.
In heraldry, azure is the tincture with the colour blue, and belongs to the class of tinctures called "colours".
Baixa Limia – Serra do Xurés is a natural park in Galicia, Spain.
Banco Etcheverría was a Spanish bank.
Banco Popular Pastor, S.A. is a Spanish bank.
Banco Popular Español, S.A. was the sixth largest banking group in Spain before it was bought by Banco Santander as part of a rescue package in June 2017.
The Barbary pirates, sometimes called Barbary corsairs or Ottoman corsairs, were Ottoman pirates and privateers who operated from North Africa, based primarily in the ports of Salé, Rabat, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli.
Barcelona is a city in Spain.
Basketball is a team sport played on a rectangular court.
The Basque Country (Euskadi; País Vasco; Pays Basque), officially the Basque Autonomous Community (Euskal Autonomia Erkidegoa, EAE; Comunidad Autónoma Vasca, CAV) is an autonomous community in northern Spain.
The Bell-Beaker culture (sometimes shortened to Beaker culture), is the term for a widely scattered archaeological culture of prehistoric western and Central Europe, starting in the late Neolithic or Chalcolithic and running into the early Bronze Age (in British terminology).
Benavente is a town and municipality in the north of the province of Zamora, in the autonomous community Castile and León of Spain.
Benigno Andrade García, also known as Foucellas, was a Spanish anarchist and maqui.
Betanzos is a municipality in the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain in the province of A Coruña.
Bilbao (Bilbo) is a city in northern Spain, the largest city in the province of Biscay and in the Basque Country as a whole.
The birth rate (technically, births/population rate) is the total number of live births per 1,000 in a population in a year or period.
The Bonfires of Saint John (Hogueras de San Juan, Valencian: Fogueres de Sant Joan, Fogueiras de San Xoán, Fogueres de San Xuán, Fogueiras de São João) is a traditional and popular festival celebrated around the world during Midsummer, which takes place on the evening of 23 June, St. John's Eve.
Braga (Bracara) is a city and a municipality in the northwestern Portuguese district of Braga, in the historical and cultural Minho Province.
Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.
Brazilians (brasileiros in Portuguese) are citizens of Brazil.
The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces.
Britonia (which became Bretoña in Galician) is the historical, apparently Latinized name of a Celtic settlement, presently Santa Maria de Bretoña, or A Pastoriza, in the Province of Lugo, autonomous community of Galicia, Spain.
Brittany (Bretagne; Breizh, pronounced or; Gallo: Bertaèyn, pronounced) is a cultural region in the northwest of France, covering the western part of what was known as Armorica during the period of Roman occupation.
The Bronze Age is a historical period characterized by the use of bronze, and in some areas proto-writing, and other early features of urban civilization.
Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.
Buenos Aires is the capital and most populous city of Argentina.
Bullfighting is a physical contest that involves humans and animals attempting to publicly subdue, immobilise, or kill a bull, usually according to a set of rules, guidelines, or cultural expectations.
Burela is a municipality in the Galician province of Lugo.
Caldo galego or simply caldo (in Galician), also known as caldo gallego (in Spanish), meaning literally Galician broth, is a traditional soup dish from Galicia.
A caliphate (خِلافة) is a state under the leadership of an Islamic steward with the title of caliph (خَليفة), a person considered a religious successor to the Islamic prophet Muhammad and a leader of the entire ummah (community).
Cambre is a municipality in the Province of A Coruña, in the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain.
The Camino de Santiago (Peregrinatio Compostellana, "Pilgrimage of Compostela"; O Camiño de Santiago), known in English as the Way of Saint James among other names, is a network of pilgrims' ways serving pilgrimage to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the saint are buried.
Campo Lameiro is a municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra.
Cangas, also known as Cangas do Morrazo, is a seaside resort in southwestern Galicia, Spain.
Canoeing is an activity which involves paddling a canoe with a single-bladed paddle.
The Cantabrian Sea is the coastal sea of the Atlantic Ocean that washes the northern coast of Spain and the southwest side of the Atlantic coast of France; it represents the south area of the Bay of Biscay.
The Cantabrian Wars (29–19 BC) (Bellum Cantabricum), sometimes also referred to as the Cantabrian and Asturian Wars (Bellum Cantabricum et Asturicum), were the final stage of the two-century long Roman conquest of Hispania, in what today are the provinces of Cantabria, Asturias and León, in northwestern Spain.
The Cantigas de Santa Maria ("Canticles of Holy Mary"),, are 420 poems with musical notation, written in the medieval Galician-Portuguese language during the reign of Alfonso X of Castile ''El Sabio'' (1221–1284) and often attributed to him.
Canting arms are heraldic bearings that represent the bearer's name (or, less often, some attribute or function) in a visual pun or rebus.
In geography, a cape is a headland or a promontory of large size extending into a body of water, usually the sea.
Cape Finisterre (italic, italic) is a rock-bound peninsula on the west coast of Galicia, Spain.
Capitalism is an economic system based upon private ownership of the means of production and their operation for profit.
Captain general (and its literal equivalent in several languages) is a high military rank of general officer grade, and a gubernatorial title.
A car (or automobile) is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transportation.
Carballo is a municipality in the north western region of Spain in the Province of A Coruña, the second-largest city in the Autonomous community of Galicia, Spain and seventeenth overall in the country.
Carlos Núñez Muñoz (born 1971) is a Galician musician and multi-instrumentalist who plays the gaita, the traditional Galician bagpipe, Galician flute, ocarina, Irish flute, whistle and low whistle.
Carnival (see other spellings and names) is a Western Christian and Greek Orthodox festive season that occurs before the liturgical season of Lent.
Castile and León (Castilla y León; Leonese: Castiella y Llión; Castela e León) is an autonomous community in north-western Spain.
In English, Castilian Spanish sometimes refers to the variety of Peninsular Spanish spoken in northern and central Spain or as the language standard for radio and TV speakers.
Castle of Soutomaior or Castelo de Soutomaior is a medieval castle built in the 12th century is located in Galicia, Spain.
In the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, the Latin word castrum (plural castra) was a building, or plot of land, used as a fortified military camp.
Castro Caldelas is a municipality in Ourense, in the Galicia region of northwestern Spain.
Castro culture (cultura castrexa, cultura castreja, cultura castriega, cultura castreña) is the archaeological term for the material Celtic culture of the north-western regions of the Iberian Peninsula (present-day northern Portugal together with Galicia, Asturias, Castile and León, Cantabria and Basque Country) from the end of the Bronze Age (c. 9th century BC) until it was subsumed by Roman culture (c. 1st century BC).
San Cibrao de Las hill fort (Castro de San Cibrao de Las) is an archeological place in Galicia, Spain.
Catalonia (Catalunya, Catalonha, Cataluña) is an autonomous community in Spain on the northeastern extremity of the Iberian Peninsula, designated as a nationality by its Statute of Autonomy.
A cathedral is a Christian church which contains the seat of a bishop, thus serving as the central church of a diocese, conference, or episcopate.
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.
Catoira is a municipality in Galicia, Spain, located in the province of Pontevedra.
Cattle—colloquially cows—are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates.
The Cíes Islands are an archipelago off the coast of Pontevedra in Galicia (Spain), in the mouth of the Ria de Vigo.
Club Baloncesto Breogán, S.A.D. (now as Cafés Candelas Breogán by sponsorship reasons) is a professional basketball team based in Lugo, Galicia.
Club Deportivo Lugo is a Spanish football team based in Lugo, in the autonomous community of Galicia.
The Britons, also known as Celtic Britons or Ancient Britons, were Celtic people who inhabited Great Britain from the British Iron Age into the Middle Ages, at which point their culture and language diverged into the modern Welsh, Cornish and Bretons (among others).
The Celts (see pronunciation of ''Celt'' for different usages) were an Indo-European people in Iron Age and Medieval Europe who spoke Celtic languages and had cultural similarities, although the relationship between ethnic, linguistic and cultural factors in the Celtic world remains uncertain and controversial.
Central Europe is the region comprising the central part of Europe.
Central European Summer Time (CEST), sometime referred also as Central European Daylight Time (CEDT), is the standard clock time observed during the period of summer daylight-saving in those European countries which observe Central European Time (UTC+1) during the other part of the year.
Central European Time (CET), used in most parts of Europe and a few North African countries, is a standard time which is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
The Chalcolithic (The New Oxford Dictionary of English (1998), p. 301: "Chalcolithic /,kælkəl'lɪθɪk/ adjective Archaeology of, relating to, or denoting a period in the 4th and 3rd millennium BCE, chiefly in the Near East and SE Europe, during which some weapons and tools were made of copper. This period was still largely Neolithic in character. Also called Eneolithic... Also called Copper Age - Origin early 20th cent.: from Greek khalkos 'copper' + lithos 'stone' + -ic". χαλκός khalkós, "copper" and λίθος líthos, "stone") period or Copper Age, in particular for eastern Europe often named Eneolithic or Æneolithic (from Latin aeneus "of copper"), was a period in the development of human technology, before it was discovered that adding tin to copper formed the harder bronze, leading to the Bronze Age.
A chalice (from Latin calix, mug, borrowed from Greek κύλιξ (kulix), cup) or goblet is a footed cup intended to hold a drink.
Chorizo (or, from Spanish; or) or Chouriço (from Portuguese) is a type of pork sausage.
ChristianityFrom Ancient Greek Χριστός Khristós (Latinized as Christus), translating Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.
María Xesús Pato Díaz (born 29 August 1955, in Ourense, Galicia), most commonly known as Chus Pato, is a Galician writer and political activist.
Citroën is a French automobile manufacturer, part of the PSA Peugeot Citroën group since 1976, founded in 1919 by French industrialist André-Gustave Citroën (1878–1935).
The Citroën C4 SpaceTourer (formerly the Citroën C4 Picasso) is a compact multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), available as a five-seater and a seven-seater version, called the Grand C4 Picasso, produced by French manufacturer Citroën.
Club Ourense Baloncesto, S.A.D., more commonly referred to today by its sponsorship name of Río Ourense Termal, is a professional basketball team based in Ourense, Spain.
A coat of arms is a heraldic visual design on an escutcheon (i.e., shield), surcoat, or tabard.
The coat of arms of Galicia is described in the Spanish Law 5 of May 29, 1984, the Law of the symbols of Galicia.
Coimbra (Corumbriga)) is a city and a municipality in Portugal. The population at the 2011 census was 143,397, in an area of. The fourth-largest urban centre in Portugal (after Lisbon, Porto, Braga), it is the largest city of the district of Coimbra, the Centro region and the Baixo Mondego subregion. About 460,000 people live in the Região de Coimbra, comprising 19 municipalities and extending into an area. Among the many archaeological structures dating back to the Roman era, when Coimbra was the settlement of Aeminium, are its well-preserved aqueduct and cryptoporticus. Similarly, buildings from the period when Coimbra was the capital of Portugal (from 1131 to 1255) still remain. During the Late Middle Ages, with its decline as the political centre of the Kingdom of Portugal, Coimbra began to evolve into a major cultural centre. This was in large part helped by the establishment the University of Coimbra in 1290, the oldest academic institution in the Portuguese-speaking world. Apart from attracting many European and international students, the university is visited by many tourists for its monuments and history. Its historical buildings were classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2013: "Coimbra offers an outstanding example of an integrated university city with a specific urban typology as well as its own ceremonial and cultural traditions that have been kept alive through the ages.".
The Collins English Dictionary is a printed and online dictionary of English.
Colombians (colombianos in Spanish), are citizens of Colombia.
A comarca (or, pl. comarcas; or, pl. comarques) is a traditional region or local administrative division found in Portugal, Spain and some of their former colonies: Panama, Nicaragua, and Brazil.
In Spain traditionally and historically, some autonomous communities are also divided into comarcas (sing. comarca).
The Corporación de Radio-Televisión de Galicia (CRTVG) is the public broadcaster for the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain.
The Congress of Deputies (Congreso de los Diputados; Diputatuen Kongresua; Congrés dels Diputats; Congreso dos Deputados) is the lower house of the Cortes Generales, Spain's legislative branch.
Conservatism is a political and social philosophy promoting traditional social institutions in the context of culture and civilization.
A constitutional monarchy is a form of monarchy in which the sovereign exercises authority in accordance with a written or unwritten constitution.
Cornwall (Kernow) is a county in South West England in the United Kingdom.
The Feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for "Body of Christ") is a Catholic liturgical solemnity celebrating the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in the Eucharist—known as transubstantiation.
Cortegada is a municipality in the Ourense, Galicia, Spain.
Cortegada is an almost tidal island (it is possible to go walking when the lowest tides happen, but a small amount of water flow does not disappear) in a coastal inlet near Pontevedra in Galicia, Spain.
Cristina Pato (born August 17, 1980) is a Galician bagpiper, pianist, and composer.
The Crown of Castile was a medieval state in the Iberian Peninsula that formed in 1230 as a result of the third and definitive union of the crowns and, some decades later, the parliaments of the kingdoms of Castile and León upon the accession of the then Castilian king, Ferdinand III, to the vacant Leonese throne. It continued to exist as a separate entity after the personal union in 1469 of the crowns of Castile and Aragon with the marriage of the Catholic Monarchs up to the promulgation of the Nueva Planta decrees by Philip V in 1715. The Indies, Islands and Mainland of the Ocean Sea were also a part of the Crown of Castile when transformed from lordships to kingdoms of the heirs of Castile in 1506, with the Treaty of Villafáfila, and upon the death of Ferdinand the Catholic. The title of "King of Castile" remained in use by the Habsburg rulers during the 16th and 17th centuries. Charles I was King of Aragon, Majorca, Valencia, and Sicily, and Count of Barcelona, Roussillon and Cerdagne, as well as King of Castile and León, 1516–1556. In the early 18th century, Philip of Bourbon won the War of the Spanish Succession and imposed unification policies over the Crown of Aragon, supporters of their enemies. This unified the Crown of Aragon and the Crown of Castile into the kingdom of Spain. Even though the Nueva Planta decrees did not formally abolish the Crown of Castile, the country of (Castile and Aragon) was called "Spain" by both contemporaries and historians. "King of Castile" also remains part of the full title of Felipe VI of Spain, the current King of Spain according to the Spanish constitution of 1978, in the sense of titles, not of states.
Cuac FM is a community radio station that began broadcasting in 1996 on 103.4 FM in A Coruña, Spain.
Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos.
Culleredo is a municipality of northwestern Spain in the province of A Coruña, in the autonomous community of Galicia.
Cup and ring marks or cup marks are a form of prehistoric art found mainly in Atlantic Europe – Ireland, Wales, Northern England, France (Brittany), Portugal, Finland, Scotland and Spain (Galicia) – and in Mediterranean Europe – Italy (North-West, Sardinia), Greece (Thessalia) as well as in Scandinavia (Denmark and Sweden) and Switzerland (Caschenna site - Graubunden).
David Cal Figueroa (born 10 October 1982 in Cangas do Morrazo) is a Spanish sprint canoeist who has competed since 1999.
Dia Nacional de Galicia ("National Day of Galicia") is when the autonomous community of Galicia in Spain celebrates its national holiday.
Decimus Junius Brutus Callaicus (or Gallaecus or Callaecus) (180 BC113 BC) was a consul of the Roman Republic for the year 138 BC together with Publius Cornelius Scipio Nasica Serapio.
Deer (singular and plural) are the ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae.
Deluxe (Xoel López) is a Spanish alternative rock musician from A Coruña, Galicia (Spain).
Denis (9 October 1261 – 7 January 1325 in Santarém), called the Farmer King (Rei Lavrador) and the Poet King (Rei Poeta), was King of Portugal and the Algarve.
The denominación de origen ('designation of origin')In other languages of Spain.
Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña (English: Royal Sporting Club of La Coruña) is a professional football club based in the city of A Coruña (known in Spanish as La Coruña), Galicia, Spain.
A deputy is a legislator in many countries, particularly those with legislatures styled as a 'Chamber of Deputies' or 'National Assembly'.
Devolution is the statutory delegation of powers from the central government of a sovereign state to govern at a subnational level, such as a regional or local level.
Digital terrestrial television (DTTV or DTT) is a technology for broadcast television in which land-based (terrestrial) television stations broadcast television content by radio waves to televisions in consumers' residences in a digital format.
Dios Ke Te Crew (a satiric misspelling of the Galician phrase "Deus que te criou!") is a Rap music group formed in 2001 in Ordes, Galiza.
A dolmen is a type of single-chamber megalithic tomb, usually consisting of two or more vertical megaliths supporting a large flat horizontal capstone or "table".
The Douro (Douro; Duero; translation) is one of the major rivers of the Iberian Peninsula, flowing from its source near Duruelo de la Sierra in Soria Province across northern-central Spain and Portugal to its outlet at Porto.
economic development wikipedia Economic development is the process by which a nation improves the economic, political, and social well-being of its people.
Eduardo María González-Pondal Abente (February 8, 1835 – March 8, 1917) was a Galician (Spain) poet, who wrote in both Galician and Spanish.
El Correo Gallego is a Galician newspaper founded in Ferrol, Spain, by José María Abizanda in 1878.
El Ideal Gallego is a Galician newspaper from A Coruña, Spain.
Emigration is the act of leaving a resident country or place of residence with the intent to settle elsewhere.
Emilio Pérez Touriño (born 8 August 1948) is a Spanish politician and economist.
An empanada is a type of pasty baked or fried in many countries of the Americas and in Spain.
En Marea (translated in English as en masse) is a political alliance integrated by Podemos, Anova, United Left of Galicia, and some municipal alliances that participated in the 2015 municipal elections (Marea Atlántica, Compostela Aberta and Ferrol en Común).
Encontro Irmandiño (EI, Irmandiño Meeting in English) is a political organization that is part of Anova-Nationalist Brotherhood in Galicia, Spain.
An endangered species is a species which has been categorized as very likely to become extinct.
The English Armada, also known as the Counter Armada or the Drake-Norris Expedition, was a fleet of warships sent to Spain by Queen Elizabeth I of England in 1589, during the undeclared Anglo-Spanish War (1585–1604) and the Eighty Years' War.
An estuary is a partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.
Ethnologue: Languages of the World is an annual reference publication in print and online that provides statistics and other information on the living languages of the world.
Eucalyptus L'Héritier 1789 (plural eucalypti, eucalyptuses or eucalypts) is a diverse genus of flowering trees and shrubs (including a distinct group with a multiple-stem mallee growth habit) in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae.
Eucalyptus globulus, the Tasmanian bluegum, southern blue-gum or blue gum, is an evergreen tree, one of the most widely cultivated trees native to Australia.
The Eurasian wolf (Canis lupus lupus), also known as the common wolfMech, L. David (1981), The Wolf: The Ecology and Behaviour of an Endangered Species, University of Minnesota Press, p. 354, or Middle Russian forest wolf,Heptner, V. G. & Naumov, N. P. (1998), Science Publishers, Inc.
The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) is the agency of the European Union (EU) that co-ordinates the national operational activities in the area of fisheries, and assists the member states in their application of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).
The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of EUnum member states that are located primarily in Europe.
The executive is the organ exercising authority in and holding responsibility for the governance of a state.
Extremadura (is an autonomous community of western Iberian Peninsula whose capital city is Mérida, recognised by the State of Autonomy of Extremadura. It is made up of the two largest provinces of Spain: Cáceres and Badajoz. It is bordered by the provinces of Salamanca and Ávila (Castile and León) to the north; by provinces of Toledo and Ciudad Real (Castile–La Mancha) to the east, and by the provinces of Huelva, Seville, and Córdoba (Andalusia) to the south; and by Portugal to the west. Its official language is Spanish. It is an important area for wildlife, particularly with the major reserve at Monfragüe, which was designated a National Park in 2007, and the International Tagus River Natural Park (Parque Natural Tajo Internacional). The government of Extremadura is called. The Day of Extremadura is celebrated on 8 September. It coincides with the Catholic festivity of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Oriental Nicety, formerly Exxon Valdez, Exxon Mediterranean, SeaRiver Mediterranean, S/R Mediterranean, Mediterranean, and Dong Fang Ocean, was an oil tanker that gained notoriety after running aground in Prince William Sound spilling hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil in Alaska.
Faro de Vigo is a Spanish daily newspaper for the town of Vigo.
Federalism is the mixed or compound mode of government, combining a general government (the central or 'federal' government) with regional governments (provincial, state, cantonal, territorial or other sub-unit governments) in a single political system.
Ferdinand I (c. 1015 – 24 December 1065), called the Great (el Magno), was the Count of Castile from his uncle's death in 1029 and the King of León after defeating his brother-in-law in 1037.
Ferrol (In the neighbourhood of Strabo's Cape Nerium, modern day Cape Prior), is a city in the Province of A Coruña in Galicia, on the Atlantic coast in north-western Spain.
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016) was a Cuban communist revolutionary and politician who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008.
The category of Fiesta of National Tourist Interest in Spain is an honorary designation given to festivals or events held in Spain and that offer real interest from the tourism perspective.
Fillos de Galicia is a web portal and virtual community which focuses on Galician ghetto and emigration of his people.
Finistère (Penn-ar-Bed) is a department of France in the extreme west of Brittany.
Fireworks are a class of low explosive pyrotechnic devices used for aesthetic and entertainment purposes.
Firth is a word in the Scots and English languages used to denote various coastal waters in Scotland and even a strait.
Fisterra (Finisterre) is a municipality in the province of A Coruña, in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain.
Foederatus (in English; pl. foederati) was any one of several outlying nations to which ancient Rome provided benefits in exchange for military assistance.
Fowl are birds belonging to one of two biological orders, namely the gamefowl or landfowl (Galliformes) and the waterfowl (Anseriformes).
France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.
Sir Francis Drake (– 28 January 1596) was an English sea captain, privateer, slave trader, naval officer and explorer of the Elizabethan era.
Francisco Franco Bahamonde (4 December 1892 – 20 November 1975) was a Spanish general who ruled over Spain as a military dictator from 1939, after the Nationalist victory in the Spanish Civil War, until his death in 1975.
Francisco Javier Gómez Noya (born 25 March 1983) is a Spanish triathlete.
Francoist Spain (España franquista) or the Franco regime (Régimen de Franco), formally known as the Spanish State (Estado Español), is the period of Spanish history between 1939, when Francisco Franco took control of Spain after the Nationalist victory in the Spanish Civil War establishing a dictatorship, and 1975, when Franco died and Prince Juan Carlos was crowned King of Spain.
Futsal is a variant of association football played on a hard court, smaller than a football pitch, and mainly indoors.
The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA; Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, (CLG)) is an Irish international amateur sporting and cultural organisation, focused primarily on promoting indigenous Gaelic games and pastimes, which include the traditional Irish sports of hurling, camogie, Gaelic football, Gaelic handball and rounders.
Gaelic football (Irish: Peil Ghaelach; short name Peil or Caid), commonly referred to as football or Gaelic, is an Irish team sport.
Galicia (Ukrainian and Галичина, Halyčyna; Galicja; Czech and Halič; Galizien; Galícia/Kaliz/Gácsország/Halics; Galiția/Halici; Галиция, Galicija; גאַליציע Galitsiye) is a historical and geographic region in Central Europe once a small Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia and later a crown land of Austria-Hungary, the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria, that straddled the modern-day border between Poland and Ukraine.
Galicia Hoxe was a Galician newspaper from Santiago de Compostela written entirely in Galician.
The Galicia national football team is the official football team of Galicia.
Galicia Point (връх Галисия, ‘Vrah Galicia’ 'vr&h ga-'li-si-ya; Punta Galicia; Punta Galicia or Punta Galiza) is the peak rising to 4500 m in Vinson Massif, Sentinel Range in Ellsworth Mountains, Antarctica, and surmounting Jacobsen Valley to the east and Branscomb Glacier to the north and west.
The Galician derby (O derbi galego), or Our derby (O noso derbi), is the name given to any association football match contested between Celta Vigo and Deportivo La Coruña, the two biggest clubs in Galicia.
The Galician Football Federation (Federación Gallega de Fútbol, FGF) is the governing body of the sport of football in Galicia, Spain.
The Galician or Galician Mountain Horse, Caballo de Pura Raza Gallega, Raza Equina Cabalo Galego do Monte, is a breed of small horse from Galicia, in north-western Spain.
Galician (galego) is an Indo-European language of the Western Ibero-Romance branch.
The Galician Alternative of the Left (Alternativa Galega de Esquerda, AGE) is a political coalition of left-wing independence and federalist political parties in Galicia, Spain.
Galician Literature Day (Día das Letras Galegas) is a public holiday observed in Galicia, Spain.
The Galician Massif, Macizo Galaico, also known as Macizo Galaico-Leonés, is a system of mountain ranges in the northwestern corner of the Iberian Peninsula.
Galician nationalism is a form of nationalism found in mostly in Galicia, which asserts that Galicians are a nation and that promotes the cultural unity of Galicians.
The Galician Nationalist Bloc (Bloque Nacionalista Galego, BNG) is a political coalition of left-wing Galician nationalist parties.
The Galician People's Front (Frente Popular Galega) is a Galician political organization with a socialist and independentist ideology.
The 2012 Galician regional election was held on Sunday, 21 October 2012, to elect the 9th Parliament of the Autonomous Community of Galicia.
The Galician Statute of Autonomy (Estatuto de autonomía de Galicia) (1936) was a statute of autonomy for Galicia.
The Galician Statute of Autonomy (Estatuto de Autonomía de Galicia) of 1981 is the current basic institutional norm of Galicia.
Galician wine is Spanish wine made in the autonomous community of Galicia in the northwest corner of Spain.
Galician Workers Front (FOGA, Fronte Obreira Galega in Galician language) is a Galician political organization.
Galician-language literature is the literature written in Galician.
Galician-Portuguese (galego-portugués or galaico-portugués, galego-português or galaico-português), also known as Old Portuguese or Medieval Galician, was a West Iberian Romance language spoken in the Middle Ages, in the northwest area of the Iberian Peninsula.
In the Middle Ages, the Galician-Portuguese lyric, also known as trovadorismo in Portugal and trobadorismo in Galicia, was a lyric poetic school or movement.
Galicians (galegos, gallegos) are a national, cultural and ethnic group whose historic homeland is Galicia, in the north-west of the Iberian Peninsula.
The Gallaeci or Callaeci were a large Celtic tribal federation who inhabited Gallaecia, the north-western corner of Iberia, a region roughly corresponding to what is now northern Portugal, Galicia, western Asturias and western Castile and León in Spain, before and during the Roman period.
Gallaecia or Callaecia, also known as Hispania Gallaecia, was the name of a Roman province in the north-west of Hispania, approximately present-day Galicia, northern Portugal, Asturias and Leon and the later Suebic Kingdom of Gallaecia.
Gallaecian or Northwestern Hispano-Celtic is an extinct Celtic language, and was one of the Hispano-Celtic languages.
García II (1041/April 104322 March 1090), King of Galicia and Portugal, was the youngest of the three sons and heirs of Ferdinand I, King of Castile and León, and Sancha of León, whose Leonese inheritance included the lands García would be given.
A GeoTLD (geographic TLD) is a top-level domain in the Domain Name System of the Internet using the name of or invoking an association with a geographical, geopolitical, ethnic, linguistic or cultural community.
Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.
Gheada is a phenomenon in the Galician language describing the debuccalization of the voiced velar stop to a voiceless pharyngeal fricative.
Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au (from aurum) and atomic number 79, making it one of the higher atomic number elements that occur naturally.
A governor is, in most cases, a public official with the power to govern the executive branch of a non-sovereign or sub-national level of government, ranking under the head of state.
Gross domestic product (GDP) is a monetary measure of the market value of all final goods and services produced in a period (quarterly or yearly) of time.
Groupe PSA (informally PSA; PSA Group in English; formerly known as PSA Peugeot Citroën from 1991 to 2016) is a French multinational manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles sold under the Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel and Vauxhall brands.
Handball (also known as team handball, fieldball, European handball or Olympic handball) is a team sport in which two teams of seven players each (six outfield players and a goalkeeper) pass a ball using their hands with the aim of throwing it into the goal of the other team.
Hard rock is a loosely defined subgenre of rock music that began in the mid-1960s, with the garage, psychedelic and blues rock movements.
Hares and jackrabbits are leporids belonging to the genus Lepus.
Havana (Spanish: La Habana) is the capital city, largest city, province, major port, and leading commercial center of Cuba.
An hórreo is a typical granary from the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula (mainly Galicia, Asturias and Northern Portugal), built in wood or stone, raised from the ground by pillars (pegollos in Asturian, esteos in Galician, abearriak in Basque) ending in flat staddle stones (vira-ratos in Galician, mueles or tornarratos in Asturian, or zubiluzea in Basque) to prevent access by rodents.
Hockey Club Liceo is a Spanish rink hockey club based in A Coruña, city in the autonomous community of Galicia.
Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom.
Heredeiros da Crus is a Galician Rock and Roll band formed in 1992 by Antón Axeitos (Tonhito de Poi) in Ribeira, A Coruña.
The High Court of Justice of Galicia (Tribunal Superior de Xustiza de Galicia, TSXG) is the highest body and last judicial instance in the Galician jurisdiction, integrating the Spanish judiciary.
A high school diploma is a North American academic school leaving qualification awarded upon high school graduation.
High-speed rail is a type of rail transport that operates significantly faster than traditional rail traffic, using an integrated system of specialized rolling stock and dedicated tracks.
The Spanish motorway (expressways) network is the eleventh largest in the world, by length.
A hillfort is a type of earthworks used as a fortified refuge or defended settlement, located to exploit a rise in elevation for defensive advantage.
Hispasat is the operating company for a number of Spanish communications satellites that cover the Americas, Europe and North Africa from orbital positions 30° west and 61° west.
Holstein Friesians (often shortened to Holsteins in North America, while the term Friesians is often used in the UK) are a breed of dairy cattle originating from the Dutch provinces of North Holland and Friesland, and Schleswig-Holstein in Northern Germany and Jutland.
Hydroelectricity is electricity produced from hydropower.
The Iberian Peninsula, also known as Iberia, is located in the southwest corner of Europe.
In Greek mythology, Icarus (the Latin spelling, conventionally adopted in English; Ἴκαρος, Íkaros, Etruscan: Vikare) is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus, the creator of the Labyrinth.
Industria de Diseño Textil, S.A. (Inditex;,; Textile Design Industry) is a Spanish multinational clothing company headquartered in Arteixo (A Coruña) in Galicia.
The National Institute of Statistics (Instituto Nacional de Estadística, INE) is the official organisation in Spain that collects statistics about demography, economy, and Spanish society.
The Irmandades da Fala (Brotherhood of the Language) was a Galician nationalist organization active between 1916 and 1936.
The Irmandiño revolts (or Irmandiño Wars) were two revolts that took place in 15th-century Kingdom of Galicia against attempts by the regional nobility to maintain their rights over the peasantry and the bourgeoisie.
The Iron Age is the final epoch of the three-age system, preceded by the Stone Age (Neolithic) and the Bronze Age.
Isabella I (Isabel, 22 April 1451 – 26 November 1504) reigned as Queen of Castile from 1474 until her death.
Saint Isidore of Seville (Isidorus Hispalensis; c. 560 – 4 April 636), a scholar and, for over three decades, Archbishop of Seville, is widely regarded as the last of the Fathers of the Church, as the 19th-century historian Montalembert put it in an oft-quoted phrase, "The last scholar of the ancient world." At a time of disintegration of classical culture, and aristocratic violence and illiteracy, he was involved in the conversion of the Arian Visigothic kings to Catholicism, both assisting his brother Leander of Seville, and continuing after his brother's death.
IslamThere are ten pronunciations of Islam in English, differing in whether the first or second syllable has the stress, whether the s is or, and whether the a is pronounced, or (when the stress is on the first syllable) (Merriam Webster).
Iván Raña Fuentes (born 10 June 1979) is a Spanish triathlete and the winner of three medals in the World Triathlon Championships between the years of 2002-2004.
James, son of Zebedee (Hebrew:, Yaʿqob; Greek: Ἰάκωβος; ⲓⲁⲕⲱⲃⲟⲥ; died 44 AD) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus, and traditionally considered the first apostle to be martyred.
Jerónimo (or Gerónimo) de Zurita y Castro or simply Jerónimo (or Gerónimo) de Zurita (1512 – 3 November 1580) was a Spanish historian of the sixteenth century who founded the modern tradition of historical scholarship in Spain.
Joanna la Beltraneja (21 February 1462 – 12 April 1530) was a claimant to the throne of Castile, and Queen of Portugal as the wife of King Afonso V, her uncle.
Juana Capdevielle (1905–1936) was a Spanish educator and librarian.
Judaism (originally from Hebrew, Yehudah, "Judah"; via Latin and Greek) is the religion of the Jewish people.
The judiciary (also known as the judicial system or court system) is the system of courts that interprets and applies the law in the name of the state.
The Junta, Junta General, Juntas, or Cortes of the Kingdom of Galicia was the representative assembly of the Kingdom of Galicia from the 15th century —when it originated as a general assembly of all the powers of the Kingdom aimed at the constitution of hermandades (brotherhood)— and until 1834, when the Kingdom and its General Assembly were officially disbanded by a Royal decree.
The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.
King crabs are a taxon of crab-like decapod crustaceans chiefly found in cold seas.
The Kingdom of Asturias (Regnum Asturorum) was a kingdom in the Iberian Peninsula founded in 718 by the Visigothic nobleman Pelagius of Asturias (Asturian: Pelayu, Spanish: Pelayo).
The Kingdom of Castile (Reino de Castilla, Regnum Castellae) was a large and powerful state on the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages.
The Kingdom of Galicia (Reino de Galicia, or Galiza; Reino de Galicia; Reino da Galiza; Galliciense Regnum) was a political entity located in southwestern Europe, which at its territorial zenith occupied the entire northwest of the Iberian Peninsula.
The Kingdom of León (Astur-Leonese: Reinu de Llïón, Reino de León, Reino de León, Reino de Leão, Regnum Legionense) was an independent kingdom situated in the northwest region of the Iberian Peninsula.
The Kingdom of the Suebi (Regnum Suevorum), also called the Kingdom of Gallæcia (Regnum Gallæciae), was a Germanic post-Roman kingdom that was one of the first to separate from the Roman Empire.
The Primera División, commonly known as La Liga and as La Liga Santander for sponsorship reasons with Santander, is the men's top professional football division of the Spanish football league system.
La Voz de Galicia (The Voice of Galicia) is a Spanish daily newspaper owned by the Corporación Voz de Galicia.
In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth (Greek: Λαβύρινθος labyrinthos) was an elaborate, confusing structure designed and built by the legendary artificer Daedalus for King Minos of Crete at Knossos.
Land's End (Penn an Wlas or Pedn an Wlas) is a headland and holiday complex in western Cornwall, England.
Late antiquity is a periodization used by historians to describe the time of transition from classical antiquity to the Middle Ages in mainland Europe, the Mediterranean world, and the Near East.
Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.
Latin America is a group of countries and dependencies in the Western Hemisphere where Spanish, French and Portuguese are spoken; it is broader than the terms Ibero-America or Hispanic America.
Laza is a municipality in province of Ourense in the Galicia region of north-west Spain.
Left-wing politics supports social equality and egalitarianism, often in opposition to social hierarchy.
A legislature is a deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city.
Liberalism is a political and moral philosophy based on liberty and equality.
Life expectancy is a statistical measure of the average time an organism is expected to live, based on the year of its birth, its current age and other demographic factors including gender.
The Liga ACB,; "ACB League" known as Liga Endesa; "Endesa League" for sponsorship reasons, is the top professional basketball division of the Spanish basketball league system.
Liga Asobal is the premier professional handball league in Spain.
Limia is a genus of livebearing fishes belonging to the Cyprinodontiform family Poeciliidae, which includes other livebearers such as platys, swordtails (genus Xiphophorous), guppies and mollies (genus Poecilia).
This is a list of castros in Galicia (Spain), ordered by provinces.
Spain has proclaimed a number of Constitutions.
Galicia is an autonomous community and historical nationality in modern-day northwestern Spain on the Iberian Peninsula, which was and continues to be a major part of the Roman province known as Gallaecia prior to 409.
This is a list of the municipalities in the province of A Coruña, in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain.
This is a list of the municipalities in the province of Lugo, in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain.
This is a list of the municipalities in the province of Ourense in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain.
This is a list of the municipalities in the province of Pontevedra in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain.
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Lithodes santolla, also known as the southern king crab in English or centolla in Peru, Chile and Argentina, is a species of king crab, found off the Pacific coasts of South America, especially from Valdivia at 39° 50' S to Cape Horn at 60° S. It lives in the benthic zone at depths up to, but south of 40° it has been found at.
Liuvigild, Leuvigild, Leovigild, or Leovigildo (Spanish and Portuguese), (519 – 21 April 586) was a Visigothic King of Hispania and Septimania from 568 to April 21, 586.
Los Suaves is a Spanish hard rock band from Ourense, Galicia.
Luar na Lubre is a Celtic music ensemble from Galicia, Spain.
Lugo is a city in northwestern Spain in the autonomous community of Galicia.
Lusitania (Lusitânia; Lusitania) or Hispania Lusitana was an ancient Iberian Roman province located where most of modern Portugal (south of the Douro river) and part of western Spain (the present autonomous community of Extremadura and a part of the province of Salamanca) lie.
The Lusitanians (or Lusitani) were an Indo-European people living in the west of the Iberian Peninsula prior to its conquest by the Roman Republic and the subsequent incorporation of the territory into the Roman province of Lusitania (most of modern Portugal, Extremadura and a small part of the province of Salamanca).
Madrid is the capital of Spain and the largest municipality in both the Community of Madrid and Spain as a whole.
The Madrid–Galicia high-speed rail line is a high-speed railway line partially open in Spain that will link the city of Madrid with the region of Galicia via the cities of Olmedo, Zamora and Santiago de Compostela when completed.
Mailoc or Maeloc was a 6th-century bishop of Britonia, a settlement founded by expatriate Britons in Galicia, Spain.
Manuel Fraga Iribarne (23 November 1922 – 15 January 2012) was a Spanish professor and politician in Francoist Spain, who was also the founder of the People's Party.
Manuel Murguia (17 May 1833 – 2 February 1923) was a Galician journalist and historian who created the Real Academia Galega.
Manuel Rivas Barrós (born 24 October 1957 in A Coruña, Spain) is a Galician writer, poet and journalist.
Marín is a town and municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra.
Saint Mariña of Aguas Santas (Mariña of Ourense) (119–139 AD) is a virgin martyr associated with the town of Aguas Santas, in the province of Ourense.
Martin Codax or Martim Codax was a Galician medieval ''joglar'' (non-noble composer and performer—as opposed to a ''trobador'') - possibly from Vigo, Galicia in present-day Spain.
May Day is a public holiday usually celebrated on 1 May.
The mayor–council government system is a system of organization of local government.
A Mediterranean climate or dry summer climate is characterized by rainy winters and dry summers.
A megalith is a large stone that has been used to construct a structure or monument, either alone or together with other stones.
A menhir (from Brittonic languages: maen or men, "stone" and hir or hîr, "long"), standing stone, orthostat, lith or masseba/matseva is a large manmade upright stone.
Metallurgy is a domain of materials science and engineering that studies the physical and chemical behavior of metallic elements, their inter-metallic compounds, and their mixtures, which are called alloys.
Mexico (México; Mēxihco), officially called the United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos) is a federal republic in the southern portion of North America.
In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or Medieval Period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.
The Middle Paleolithic (or Middle Palaeolithic) is the second subdivision of the Paleolithic or Old Stone Age as it is understood in Europe, Africa and Asia.
Midsummer is the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, and more specifically the northern European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice or take place on a day between June 19 and June 25 and the preceding evening.
Michael Gordon Oldfield (born 15 May 1953) is an English musician and composer.
Milladoiro is a music band from Galicia.
Minho (Miniu) or Miño is the longest river in Galicia, sharing the border with Portugal, with a length of.
The monarchy of Spain (Monarquía de España), constitutionally referred to as the Crown (La Corona), is a constitutional institution and historic office of Spain.
The Monastery of San Vicente do Pino is a monastery in Monforte de Lemos, Galicia, Spain.
The Monastery of Saint John of Caaveiro (Galician Mosteiro de San Xoán de Caaveiro) is a Galician monastery founded in the tenth century by Saint Rudesind.
Mondoñedo is a small town and municipality in the Galician province of Lugo, Spain.
Monforte de Lemos is a city and municipality in northwestern Spain, in the province of Lugo, Galicia.
Monterrei is a municipality located in the Province of Ourense in the Galicia region of north-west Spain.
Montevideo is the capital and largest city of Uruguay.
The term "Moors" refers primarily to the Muslim inhabitants of the Maghreb, the Iberian Peninsula, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, and Malta during the Middle Ages.
Mortality rate, or death rate, is a measure of the number of deaths (in general, or due to a specific cause) in a particular population, scaled to the size of that population, per unit of time.
Mos is a municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra and next to Vigo.
A mountain is a large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area, usually in the form of a peak.
A moveable feast or movable feast is an observance in a Christian liturgical calendar that occurs on a different date (relative to the dominant civil or solar calendar) in different years.
Movemento pola Base (English: Movement for the Grassroots, MpB) is a Galician pro-independence and left-wing political organization.
The municipalities of Spain (municipios,, municipis, concellos, udalerriak; sing. municipio)In other languages of Spain.
A municipality is usually a single urban or administrative division having corporate status and powers of self-government or jurisdiction as granted by national and state laws to which it is subordinate.
MV Prestige was a oil tanker owned by a Greek company based in Liberia and operating under a Bahamian flag, that on 19 November 2002 sank off the coast of Galicia, Spain.
The N-120 is a highway in northern Spain.
Narón is a municipality in northwestern Spain in the autonomous community of Galicia.
Both the perceived nationhood of Spain, and the perceived distinctions between different parts of its territory are said to derive from historical, geographical, linguistic, economic, political and social factors.
Spain is a diverse country integrated by different contrasting entities that show varying economic and social structures, as well as different languages and historical, political and cultural traditions.
Navantia is a Spanish state-owned shipbuilding company, which offers its services to both military and civil sector.
The Navia is a river in northern Spain flowing South to North from Galicia into the Autonomous Community of Asturias.
Neanderthals (also; also Neanderthal Man, taxonomically Homo neanderthalensis or Homo sapiens neanderthalensis) are an extinct species or subspecies of archaic humans in the genus Homo, who lived in Eurasia during at least 430,000 to 38,000 years ago.
The Neolithic was a period in the development of human technology, beginning about 10,200 BC, according to the ASPRO chronology, in some parts of Western Asia, and later in other parts of the world and ending between 4500 and 2000 BC.
The Normans (Norman: Normaunds; Normands; Normanni) were the people who, in the 10th and 11th centuries, gave their name to Normandy, a region in France.
O Barco de Valdeorras is a municipality in Ourense (province) in the Galicia region of north-west Spain.
O Grove (Galician), Ogrobe (Galician alternative),El Grove (Spanish) is a municipality belonging to the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, Spain.
Obradoiro Clube de Amigos do Baloncesto (lit, Obradoiro Friends of Basketball Club), also known as Monbus Obradoiro for sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball team based in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia.
An oceanic or highland climate, also known as a marine or maritime climate, is the Köppen classification of climate typical of west coasts in higher middle latitudes of continents, and generally features cool summers (relative to their latitude) and cool winters, with a relatively narrow annual temperature range and few extremes of temperature, with the exception for transitional areas to continental, subarctic and highland climates.
The octopus (or ~) is a soft-bodied, eight-armed mollusc of the order Octopoda.
An official language is a language that is given a special legal status in a particular country, state, or other jurisdiction.
Ogg is a free, open container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation.
Oleiros is a municipality of northwestern Spain in the province of A Coruña, in the autonomous community of Galicia.
The Ons Island (Illa de Ons; Isla de Ons) is the main island of a small archipelago in the coast of Pontevedra in Galicia, Spain.
An oppidum (plural oppida) is a large fortified Iron Age settlement.
Opus Dei, formally known as The Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei (Praelatura Sanctae Crucis et Operis Dei), is an institution of the Roman Catholic Church which teaches that everyone is called to holiness and that ordinary life is a path to sanctity.
Ortegal is a comarca in the Galician Province of A Coruña, Spain.
Orthodoxy (from Greek ὀρθοδοξία orthodoxía "right opinion") is adherence to correct or accepted creeds, especially in religion.
Ortigueira is a seaport and municipality in the province of A Coruña the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain.
Ortigueira, a seaport and borough in County Ferrolterra (A Coruña) in Galicia, celebrates its patron saint day -Saint Martha of Ortigueira's Day- on 29 July.
Orujo is a pomace brandy (a liquor obtained from the distillation of marc, the solid remains left after pressing of the grape) from northern Spain.
Os Ancares is a comarca in the Galician Province of Lugo.
Os Pinos ("The Pines") is the official anthem of Galicia, in Spain.
Os Resentidos (The Resentfuls) was a Galician rock band from Vigo, Spain founded in 1982 by Antón Reixa, Alberto Torrado, Rubén Losada, and Javier Soto.
Ourense (Orense) is a city in northwestern Spain, the capital of the province of the same name in Galicia.
Ourense Cathedral (Catedral de Ourense or Catedral do San Martiño) is a Roman Catholic church located in Ourense in northwestern Spain.
Oviedo or Uviéu (officially in Asturian) is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region.
Paprika (US English more commonly, British English more commonly) is a ground spice made from dried red fruits of the larger and sweeter varieties of the plant Capsicum annuum, called bell pepper or sweet pepper.
The Parliament of Galicia is the unicameral legislature of the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain.
A parroquia is a population entity or parish found in Galicia and Asturias in north-west Spain.
The Partido Galeguista (Galicianist Party) was a Galician nationalist party founded in December 1931.
A patron saint, patroness saint, patron hallow or heavenly protector is a saint who in Roman Catholicism, Anglicanism, Eastern Orthodoxy, or particular branches of Islam, is regarded as the heavenly advocate of a nation, place, craft, activity, class, clan, family or person.
Pedrafita do Cebreiro is a municipality in the province of Lugo in Galicia, Spain.
Pedro Álvarez de Soutomaior (or Sotomayor), popularly known as Pedro Madruga (c. 1430 – 1486), was the Count of Caminha and an example of the typical European feudal knight.
The Peninsular War (1807–1814) was a military conflict between Napoleon's empire (as well as the allied powers of the Spanish Empire), the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Kingdom of Portugal, for control of the Iberian Peninsula during the Napoleonic Wars.
The People's Party (Partido Popular; known mostly by its acronym, PP) is a conservative and Christian democratic political party in Spain.
The People's Party of Galicia (Galician/Spanish: Partido Popular de Galicia, PP or PPdeG) is a conservative-right political party in Galicia, Spain.
Petroglyphs are images created by removing part of a rock surface by incising, picking, carving, or abrading, as a form of rock art.
In Spanish dialectology, the terms,, and are used to describe the opposition between dialects that distinguish the phonemes and (distinción), and those that do not exhibit the distinction and have only one coronal fricative phoneme, either alveolar (similar to in accents with distinción) or, less commonly, denti-alveolar (similar to in accents with distinción).
Pig slaughter is the work of slaughtering domestic pigs which is both a common economic activity as well as a traditional feast in some European countries.
Nunca Máis ('Never Again', Nunca Más) is the name and slogan of a popular movement in Galicia (Spain) formed in response to the Prestige ship environmental disaster in 2002.
Polbo á feira (Pulpo a feira in Spanish) (Galician name literally meaning "fair-style octopus") alternatively known as pulpo estilo feira is a traditional Galician dish.
Pomace, or marc (from French marc), is the solid remains of grapes, olives, or other fruit after pressing for juice or oil.
Pomponius Mela, who wrote around AD 43, was the earliest Roman geographer.
Ponferrada (from the Latin Pons Ferrata, Iron Bridge) is the capital city of El Bierzo in the Province of León, Spain.
Ponte Vella (Galician, "old bridge", Ponte Romana (Roman bridge), Ponte Maior (high bridge)) is a medieval footbridge built on Roman foundations in Ourense, Spain.
Ponteareas is town and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Spain It is located on the Vigo-Benavente highway and on the river Tea, a right-hand tributary of the Miño.
Pontevedra is a Spanish city in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula.
The Popular Front (Frente Popular) in Spain's Second Republic was an electoral coalition and pact signed in January 1936 by various left-wing political organizations, instigated by Manuel Azaña for the purpose of contesting that year's election.
Population density (in agriculture: standing stock and standing crop) is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density.
The Port of Tokyo is one of the largest Japanese seaports and one of the largest seaports in the Pacific Ocean basin having an annual traffic capacity of around 100 million tonnes of cargo and 4,500,000 TEU's.
Port of Vigo (Porto de Vigo, Puerto de Vigo) located in Vigo, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain is the biggest fishing port in the world and one of the busiest in transportation.
Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa),In recognized minority languages of Portugal: Portugal is the oldest state in the Iberian Peninsula and one of the oldest in Europe, its territory having been continuously settled, invaded and fought over since prehistoric times.
Portuguese (português or, in full, língua portuguesa) is a Western Romance language originating from the regions of Galicia and northern Portugal in the 9th century.
Portuguese people are an ethnic group indigenous to Portugal that share a common Portuguese culture and speak Portuguese.
The Portuguese Restoration War (Guerra da Restauração; Guerra de Restauración portuguesa) was the name given by nineteenth-century Romantic historians to the war between Portugal and Spain that began with the Portuguese revolution of 1640 and ended with the Treaty of Lisbon in 1668.
The president of the Xunta of Galicia (Presidente da Xunta de Galicia, Presidente de la Xunta de Galicia), usually known in English as the Galician regional president, is the head of government of Galicia.
The Prestige oil spill was an oil spill in Galicia, Spain, caused by the sinking of the 26 year old structurally deficient oil tanker MV Prestige in November 2002, carrying 77,000 tonnes of heavy fuel oil.
A privateer is a private person or ship that engages in maritime warfare under a commission of war.
Proportional representation (PR) characterizes electoral systems by which divisions into an electorate are reflected proportionately into the elected body.
Protestantism is the second largest form of Christianity with collectively more than 900 million adherents worldwide or nearly 40% of all Christians.
The Proto-Celtic language, also called Common Celtic, is the reconstructed ancestor language of all the known Celtic languages.
Proto-Indo-European (PIE) is the linguistic reconstruction of the hypothetical common ancestor of the Indo-European languages, the most widely spoken language family in the world.
The province of A Coruña (La Coruña; Corunna) is the most Northwestern Atlantic-facing province of Spain, and one of the four provinces which constitute the autonomous community of Galicia.
León is a province of northwestern Spain, in the northwestern part of the autonomous community of Castile and León.
Lugo is a province of northwestern Spain, in the northeastern part of the autonomous community of Galicia.
Province of Mondoñedo One of the seven provinces which existed in Galicia from the 15th Century till 1833; from that date onwards the number of provinces were reduced to four, and the entire Province of Mondoñedo was first divided into two halves and later absorbed and assimilated into the existing provinces of Lugo and A Coruña.
Ourense is a province of northwestern Spain, in the southeastern part of the autonomous community of Galicia.
Pontevedra is a province of Spain along the country's Atlantic coast in southwestern Europe.
Zamora is a province of western Spain, in the western part of the autonomous community of Castile and León.
Spain and its autonomous communities are divided into fifty provinces (provincias,; sing. provincia).
A public university is a university that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government, as opposed to private universities.
Publicly funded healthcare is a form of health care financing designed to meet the cost of all or most healthcare needs from a publicly managed fund.
Punk rock (or "punk") is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
Punta de Estaca de Bares is the northernmost point of Spain and the Iberian Peninsula, at a latitude of 43° 47′ 38″ North.
Purchasing power parity (PPP) is a neoclassical economic theory that states that the exchange rate between two countries is equal to the ratio of the currencies' respective purchasing power.
The Quaternary glaciation, also known as the Quaternary Ice Age or Pleistocene glaciation, is a series of glacial events separated by interglacial events during the Quaternary period from 2.58 Ma (million years ago) to present.
The quaternary sector of the economy is a way to describe a knowledge-based part of the economy, which typically includes services such as information technology, information-generation and -sharing, media, and research and development, as well as knowledge-based services like consultation, education, financial planning, blogging, and designing.
Queimada is an alcoholic beverage of Galician tradition.
Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha (along with the hare and the pika).
Racing Club de Ferrol is a Spanish football team based in Ferrol, Province of A Coruña, in the autonomous community of Galicia.
Don Ramón María de Narváez y Campos, 1st Duke of Valencia (es: Don Ramón María de Narváez y Campos, I Duque de Valencia; 5 August 180023 April 1868) was a Spanish soldier and statesman.
Ramón Otero Pedrayo (alternative spelling Outeiro Pedraio) (Ourense, Galicia, 1888 - Ourense, 1976) was a Galician geographer, writer and intellectual.
This article includes several ranked indicators for Spain's autonomous communities, as well as for the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla.
Rapini, commonly marketed in the United States as broccoli raab or broccoli rabe, is a green cruciferous vegetable.
The Ría de Arousa is a ria, a saline estuary, that forms a firth situated on Galicia, Spain.
Rías Altas (also called "Upper Rias") is the northernmost of three sections of A Costa do Marisco (the Seafood Coast) in Galicia, Spain.
The Rías Baixas (Galician for "Lower Rias") (Spanish Rías Bajas)are a series of four estuarine inlets located on the southwestern coast of Galicia, Spain.
Real Club Celta de Vigo (Royal Club Celta de Vigo), commonly known as Celta Vigo or simply Celta, is a Spanish professional football club based in Vigo, Galicia, currently playing in La Liga.
The Real Audiencia, or simply Audiencia (Reial Audiència, Audiència Reial, or Audiència), was an appellate court in Spain and its empire.
The Reapers' War (Guerra dels Segadors) affected a large part of the Principality of Catalonia between the years of 1640 and 1659.
The Reconquista (Spanish and Portuguese for the "reconquest") is a name used to describe the period in the history of the Iberian Peninsula of about 780 years between the Umayyad conquest of Hispania in 711 and the fall of the Nasrid kingdom of Granada to the expanding Christian kingdoms in 1492.
Redondela is a town in the province of Pontevedra, Galicia, northwestern Spain.
A regional language is a language spoken in an area of a sovereign state, whether it be a small area, a federal state or province, or some wider area.
Renfe Feve is a division of state-owned Spanish railway company Renfe Operadora.
Renfe Operadora is the state-owned company which operates freight and passenger trains on the, the and the networks of the Spanish national railway infrastructure company Adif (Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias—Railway Infrastructure Administration).
A representative assembly is a political institution in which a number of persons representing the population or privileged orders within the population of a state come together to debate, negotiate with the executive (originally the king or other ruler) and legislate.
Reptiles are tetrapod animals in the class Reptilia, comprising today's turtles, crocodilians, snakes, amphisbaenians, lizards, tuatara, and their extinct relatives.
The Rexurdimento (Galician) was a period in the History of Galicia during the 19th century.
--> The Rhine (Rhenus, Rein, Rhein, le Rhin,, Italiano: Reno, Rijn) is a European river that begins in the Swiss canton of Graubünden in the southeastern Swiss Alps, forms part of the Swiss-Liechtenstein, Swiss-Austrian, Swiss-German and then the Franco-German border, then flows through the German Rhineland and the Netherlands and eventually empties into the North Sea.
A ria is a coastal inlet formed by the partial submergence of an unglaciated river valley.
The town of Ribadavia (town pop. 3,365, municipality 5,540, area of municipality 20.2 km²) is located in the southwest of the province of Ourense, Autonomous Community of Galicia, Spain.
Ribadeo is a municipality in the Spanish province of Lugo in Galicia.
Ribeira Sacra is a Spanish Denominación de Origen (DO) (Denominación de Orixe in Galician) for wines located in the south of the province of Lugo and in the north of the province of Ourense, in Galicia, Spain.
Ribeira is the capital of the comarca of Barbanza, in the province of A Coruña in the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain.
Ribeiro is a Spanish Denominación de Origen (DO) (Denominación de Orixe in Galician) for wines located in the northwest of the province of Ourense (Galicia, Spain), in the valleys formed by the rivers Miño, Arnoia, Avia and Barbantiño.
The rivers of Galicia form part of a dense hydrographical network in the Spanish autonomous community of Galicia and has been described by Otero Pedrayo as “the land of a thousand rivers”.
The European roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), also known as the western roe deer, chevreuil, or simply roe deer or roe, is a Eurasian species of deer.
A roll of arms (or armorial) is a collection of coats of arms, usually consisting of rows of painted pictures of shields, each shield accompanied by the name of the person bearing the arms.
Roller hockey is a form of hockey played on a dry surface using wheeled skates.
The Metropolitan Archdiocese of (Santiago de) Compostela (Archidioecesis Compostellanus), is the senior of the five districts in which the Catholic Church divides Galicia in North-western Spain.
The Catholic Diocese of Lugo is one of the five Roman Catholic sees within Galicia, in north-western Spain, and one of the four suffragans in the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Mondoñedo-Ferrol (also known as "Dioecesis Mindoniensis-Ferrolensis") is the northernmost of the four Latin rite suffragan dioceses in the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela, which covers Galicia in North-western Spain.
The Diocese of Ourense (Latin: Dioecesis Auriensis) is one of five dioceses of the Roman Catholic Church in Galicia, northwestern Spain.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tui-Vigo is one of the five Latin rite dioceses in the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela, which covers Galicia region in North-western Spain.
The Roman Empire (Imperium Rōmānum,; Koine and Medieval Greek: Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων, tr.) was the post-Roman Republic period of the ancient Roman civilization, characterized by government headed by emperors and large territorial holdings around the Mediterranean Sea in Europe, Africa and Asia.
In Ancient Rome, a province (Latin: provincia, pl. provinciae) was the basic and, until the Tetrarchy (from 293 AD), the largest territorial and administrative unit of the empire's territorial possessions outside Italy.
The Roman walls of Lugo (Spanish, Galician: Muralla Romana de Lugo) were constructed in the 3rd century and are still largely intact, stretching over 2 kilometers around the historic centre of Lugo in Galicia (Spain).
The Romance languages (also called Romanic languages or Neo-Latin languages) are the modern languages that began evolving from Vulgar Latin between the sixth and ninth centuries and that form a branch of the Italic languages within the Indo-European language family.
Romanesque art is the art of Europe from approximately 1000 AD to the rise of the Gothic style in the 12th century, or later, depending on region.
Romanization or romanisation, in linguistics, is the conversion of writing from a different writing system to the Roman (Latin) script, or a system for doing so.
María Rosalía Rita de Castro (24 February 1837 – 15 July 1885), was a Galician romanticist writer and poet.
Rowing, often referred to as crew in the United States, is a sport whose origins reach back to Ancient Egyptian times.
The Royal Galician Academy (Real Academia Galega, RAG) is an institution dedicated to the study of Galician culture and especially the Galician language; it promulgates norms of grammar, spelling, and vocabulary and works to promote the language.
The Royal Spanish Academy (Spanish: Real Academia Española, generally abbreviated as RAE) is Spain's official royal institution with a mission to ensure the stability of the Spanish language.
The Rubia Gallega, 'Rubia Galega', is a breed of cattle native to the autonomous community of Galicia in north-western Spain.
Saint Rudesind (San Rosendo, Rudesindo; Rudesindus) (November 26, 907 – March 1, 977) was a Galicia, Portucalensis bishop and abbot.
Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century.
Salvador, also known as São Salvador, Salvador de Bahia, and Salvador da Bahia, is the capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia.
Santa Hermandad ("holy brotherhood") was a type of military peacekeeping association of armed individuals, which became characteristic of municipal life in medieval Spain, especially in Castile.
Santiago de Compostela is the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia, in northwestern Spain.
Santiago de Compostela Airport (Aeroporto de Santiago de Compostela, Aeropuerto de Santiago de Compostela) is an international airport serving the autonomous community and historical region of Galicia in Spain.
The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (Spanish and Galician: Catedral de Santiago de Compostela) is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela and is an integral component of the Santiago de Compostela World Heritage Site in Galicia, Spain.
Sanxenxo is a municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra.
Saracen was a term widely used among Christian writers in Europe during the Middle Ages.
In Spain, a savings bank (caja de ahorros or informally just caja, caixa d'estalvis, caixa de aforros, informally caixa, aurrezki kutxa) is a financial institution that specializes in accepting savings deposits and granting loans.
Sálvora is a small island located on the Ría de Arousa, coast of Galicia, Spain.
Sociedad Deportiva Compostela is a Spanish football team based in Santiago de Compostela, in the autonomous community of Galicia.
The Spanish Republic (República Española), commonly known as the Second Spanish Republic (Segunda República Española), was the democratic government that existed in Spain from 1931 to 1939.
The secondary sector of the economy includes industries that produce a finished, usable product or are involved in construction.
The Segunda División, officially known as La Liga 2 and stylized as La Liga 1|2|3 for sponsorship reasons, is the men's second professional association football division of the Spanish football league system.
The Senate (Senado) is the upper house of Spain's parliament, the Cortes Generales.
Saint Senorina (died 982) was a Galician abbess.
The separation of powers is a model for the governance of a state.
The Serra dos Ancares (Spanish: Sierra de los Ancares, also known as Sierra de Ancares) is a mountain range of the Galician Massif in north-west Spain, extending in a south-westerly direction from the western end of the Cantabrian Mountains in Asturias.
Shipbuilding is the construction of ships and other floating vessels.
The Sil is a river in León (Castile and León) and Galicia, Spain, a tributary of the Miño.
Siniestro Total (meaning literally 'total write-off' as in the insurance term for a vehicle that is beyond repair following a motor accident) is a Galician punk rock group from Vigo, Spain.
Sobroso Castle (Castillo de Sobroso, Castelo de Sobroso) is a medieval castle in the village of Vilasobroso in Galicia, Spain.
Socialism is a range of economic and social systems characterised by social ownership and democratic control of the means of production as well as the political theories and movements associated with them.
The Socialists' Party of Galicia (Partido dos Socialistas de Galicia, PSdeG–PSOE) is a centre-left political party in Galicia, Spain.
The Solís Uprising (Levantamiento de Solís) was an unsuccessful military uprising in Galicia (Spain) in 1846.
South America is a continent in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere.
Spain (España), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a sovereign state mostly located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe.
The Spanish Civil War (Guerra Civil Española),Also known as The Crusade (La Cruzada) among Nationalists, the Fourth Carlist War (Cuarta Guerra Carlista) among Carlists, and The Rebellion (La Rebelión) or Uprising (Sublevación) among Republicans.
The Spanish Empire (Imperio Español; Imperium Hispanicum), historically known as the Hispanic Monarchy (Monarquía Hispánica) and as the Catholic Monarchy (Monarquía Católica) was one of the largest empires in history.
Spanish or Castilian, is a Western Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers in Latin America and Spain.
The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Español; PSOE) is a social-democraticThe PSOE is described as a social-democratic party by numerous sources.
The Spanish transition to democracy (Transición española a la democracia), known in Spain as the Transition (La Transición), or the Spanish transition (Transición española) is a period of modern Spanish history, that started on 20 November 1975, the date of death of Francisco Franco, who had established a military dictatorship after the victory of the Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War.
A Special Protection Area (SPA) is a designation under the European Union Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds.
Nominally, a Statute of Autonomy (Estatuto de Autonomía, Estatut d'Autonomia, Estatuto de Autonomía, Estatutu d' Autonomía, Autonomia Estatutua) is a law hierarchically located under the constitution of a country, and over any other form of legislation (including organic laws).
Strabo (Στράβων Strábōn; 64 or 63 BC AD 24) was a Greek geographer, philosopher, and historian who lived in Asia Minor during the transitional period of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire.
The Suebi (or Suevi, Suavi, or Suevians) were a large group of Germanic tribes, which included the Marcomanni, Quadi, Hermunduri, Semnones, Lombards and others, sometimes including sub-groups simply referred to as Suebi.
In linguistics, a suffix (sometimes termed postfix) is an affix which is placed after the stem of a word.
The summer solstice (or estival solstice), also known as midsummer, occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt toward the Sun.
Surfing is a surface water sport in which the wave rider, referred to as a surfer, rides on the forward or deep face of a moving wave, which is usually carrying the surfer towards the shore.
Susana Seivane Hoyo (born 25 August 1976) is a Galician gaita (bagpipes) player.
Xesús Miguel "Suso" de Toro Santos (born January 10, 1956) is a Spanish writer.
Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a sovereign state in Europe.
Tambre is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Belluno in the Italian region Veneto, located about north of Venice and about east of Belluno.
Torta de Santiago (in Galician) or Tarta de Santiago (in Spanish), literally meaning cake of St.
Technocracy is a proposed system of governance where decision-makers are selected on the basis of their expertise in their areas of responsibility, particularly scientific knowledge.
The Spanish telephone numbering plan is the allocation of telephone numbers in Spain.
Televisión de Galicia (Television of Galicia; abbreviated as TVG), commonly known as A Galega (The Galician), is the primary television channel of Galician public broadcaster Corporación de Radio Televisión de Galicia (CRTVG).
The tertiary sector or service sector is the third of the three economic sectors of the three-sector theory.
Tetilla is a regional cow's cheese made in Galicia, in north-western Spain.
The Chieftains are a traditional Irish band formed in Dublin in 1963, by Paddy Moloney, Sean Potts and Michael Tubridy.
Tin is a chemical element with the symbol Sn (from stannum) and atomic number 50.
The total fertility rate (TFR), sometimes also called the fertility rate, absolute/potential natality, period total fertility rate (PTFR), or total period fertility rate (TPFR) of a population is the average number of children that would be born to a woman over her lifetime if.
The Tower of Hercules (Galician and Torre de Hércules) is an ancient Roman lighthouse on a peninsula about from the centre of A Coruña, Galicia, in north-western Spain.
Peña Trevinca (Pena Trevinca), also known as Trevinca, is a mountain in northern Spain.
Triacastela is a municipality in the province of Lugo, Galicia, Spain.
A troubadour (trobador, archaically: -->) was a composer and performer of Old Occitan lyric poetry during the High Middle Ages (1100–1350).
Tui is a municipality in the province of Pontevedra in the autonomous community of Galicia, in Spain.
A tumulus (plural tumuli) is a mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves.
tvG2, until September named G2, is the secondary television channel of Galician public broadcaster Corporacion de Radio Televisión de Galicia (CRTVG).
The Ulla (río Ulla in Galician and Spanish) is a river in Galicia, Spain.
The Umayyad Caliphate (ٱلْخِلافَةُ ٱلأُمَوِيَّة, trans. Al-Khilāfatu al-ʾUmawiyyah), also spelt, was the second of the four major caliphates established after the death of Muhammad.
Unión Fenosa, S.A. was a large Spanish company dedicated to the production and distribution to end users of gas and electricity.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
The concept of universal suffrage, also known as general suffrage or common suffrage, consists of the right to vote of all adult citizens, regardless of property ownership, income, race, or ethnicity, subject only to minor exceptions.
The University of A Coruña (Universidade da Coruña) is a public university located in the city of A Coruña, Galicia.
The University of Santiago de Compostela - USC (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela - USC, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela - USC) is a public university located in the city of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.
The University of Vigo (Universidade de Vigo) is a public university located in the city of Vigo, Galicia, Spain.
Uruguay, officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay (República Oriental del Uruguay), is a sovereign state in the southeastern region of South America.
Valdeorras is a comarca in the Galician Province of Ourense.
The Vandals were a large East Germanic tribe or group of tribes that first appear in history inhabiting present-day southern Poland.
Venezuela, officially denominated Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (República Bolivariana de Venezuela),Previously, the official name was Estado de Venezuela (1830–1856), República de Venezuela (1856–1864), Estados Unidos de Venezuela (1864–1953), and again República de Venezuela (1953–1999).
Verín is a small city in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain located in the southeast of the province of Ourense.
Vertebrates comprise all species of animals within the subphylum Vertebrata (chordates with backbones).
Vicente Martínez Risco Agüero (October 1, 1884 in Ourense – April 30, 1963 in Ourense) was a Galician intellectual of the 20th Century.
Vigo is a city and municipality in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia, northwest Spain on the Atlantic Ocean.
Vigo Airport is east from the centre of Vigo, and is situated in the municipalities of Redondela, Vigo and Mos, Spain.
Vikings (Old English: wicing—"pirate", Danish and vikinger; Swedish and vikingar; víkingar, from Old Norse) were Norse seafarers, mainly speaking the Old Norse language, who raided and traded from their Northern European homelands across wide areas of northern, central, eastern and western Europe, during the late 8th to late 11th centuries.
Vilagarcía de Arousa is a Spanish municipality in the province of Pontevedra, Galicia. As of 2014 it has a population of 37,712, being ninth largest town in Galicia.
Vilalba is a municipality in Galicia (Spain), in the province of Lugo, on the left bank of the river Ladra, one of the headstreams of the Miño.
Vilasobroso (Villasobroso) is a village in the southwest of Galicia, Spain.
Vinson Massif is a large mountain massif in Antarctica that is long and wide and lies within the Sentinel Range of the Ellsworth Mountains.
The Visigothic Kingdom or Kingdom of the Visigoths (Regnum Gothorum) was a kingdom that occupied what is now southwestern France and the Iberian Peninsula from the 5th to the 8th centuries.
The Visigoths (Visigothi, Wisigothi, Vesi, Visi, Wesi, Wisi; Visigoti) were the western branches of the nomadic tribes of Germanic peoples referred to collectively as the Goths.
The wild boar (Sus scrofa), also known as the wild swine,Heptner, V. G.; Nasimovich, A. A.; Bannikov, A. G.; Hoffman, R. S. (1988), Volume I, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Libraries and National Science Foundation, pp.
A World Heritage site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties.
Xinzo de Limia (elevation 620 metres; population of the concello 10,161 hab; population of the town 7056hab. (INE 2009)), is a town in the province of Ourense, Autonomous Community of Galicia, Spain.
Xosé Luís Méndez Ferrín (Ourense, 7 August 1938) is a Galician writer and poet and is widely considered the highest representative of contemporary Galician literature.
The Xunta de Galicia ("Government of Galicia") is the collective decision-making body of the government of the autonomous community of Galicia, composed of the President, the Vice-President(s) and the specialized ministers (Conselleiros).
Yachting refers to the use of recreational boats and ships called yachts for sporting purposes.
Zara is a Spanish fast fashion (clothing and accessories) retailer based in Arteixo (A Coruña) in Galicia.
Zaragoza, also called Saragossa in English, is the capital city of the Zaragoza province and of the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain.
.gal is a GeoTLD intended to highlight the Galician people, Galician language, and Galician culture.
The 1833 territorial division of Spain divided Spain into provinces, classified into "historic regions" (regiones históricas).
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