Catoira

Catoira is a municipality in Galicia, Spain, located in the province of Pontevedra. Catoira is famous for its ruins of the Torres do Oeste (Towers of the West).

Catoira
municipality
Casa consistorial de Catoira.jpg
Official seal of Catoira
Seal
Catoira is located in Spain
Catoira
Catoira
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°40′0″N 8°43′18″W / 42.66667°N 8.72167°W / 42.66667; -8.72167Coordinates: 42°40′0″N 8°43′18″W / 42.66667°N 8.72167°W / 42.66667; -8.72167
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityGalicia
ProvincePontevedra
ComarcaCaldas
Government
 • MayorAlberto García García (PSOE)
Area
 • Total29.1 km2 (11.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total3,349
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Catoirenses
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CET)
Websitewww.catoira.es

DemographyEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
18772,059—    
18871,767−1.52%
19001,918+0.63%
19102,211+1.43%
19202,321+0.49%
19302,646+1.32%
19402,846+0.73%
YearPop.±% p.a.
19502,962+0.40%
19603,244+0.91%
19703,431+0.56%
19803,732+0.84%
19903,653−0.21%
20003,451−0.57%
20103,499+0.14%
Source: From: INE Archiv

Local festivalsEdit

The most important celebrations include:

  • the Viking Festival of Catoira, held on the first Sunday in August (Declared of International Tourist Interest),
  • the Supervisory Celebrations
  • Feast day of Saint Anthony of Padua, held on the second Sunday in July, during which the famous Gastronomical Celebration "da Solla" is celebrated. The local parishes have (during the summer) their own celebrations.
  • The most important of these is the Festa da parroquia de Oeste, or Festas de Santabaia, on the second weekend in August. There are also very important celebrations in honor of San Antonio de Dimo (the first Sunday in July)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.

External linksEdit