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Arteixo (Galician pronunciation: [aɾˈtejʃo]) 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.

Arteixo
municipality
Praia de Sabón.Arteixo.Galicia.jpg
Coat of arms of Arteixo
Coat of arms
Location of Arteixo within Galicia
Location of Arteixo within Galicia
Coordinates: 43°18′16″N 8°30′41″W / 43.30444°N 8.51139°W / 43.30444; -8.51139Coordinates: 43°18′16″N 8°30′41″W / 43.30444°N 8.51139°W / 43.30444; -8.51139
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityGalicia
ProvinceA Coruña
ComarcaA Coruña
ParroquiasArmentón, Arteixo, Barrañán, Chamín, Lañas, Larín, Loureda, Monteagudo, Morás, Oseiro, Pastoriza, Sorrizo, Suevos
Government
 • Alcalde (Mayor)Carlos Calvelo Martínez (PP)
Area
 • Total93.76 km2 (36.20 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total31,917
 • Density340/km2 (880/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.arteixo.es
www.arteixoatlantico.com/en

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.[2]

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 centre. The construction is planned to finish in 2020.

DemographicsEdit

YearPop.±%
18778,208—    
18878,165−0.5%
190010,160+24.4%
191010,397+2.3%
192010,024−3.6%
193010,127+1.0%
194010,879+7.4%
YearPop.±%
195010,722−1.4%
196011,285+5.3%
197012,380+9.7%
198015,448+24.8%
199017,931+16.1%
200023,306+30.0%
201030,630+31.4%
Source: From: INE Archiv

GeographyEdit

It is drained by rivers Seixedo and Arteixo.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Inditex Group - Contact". Archived from the original on 6 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-02.