O Baixo Miño

O Baixo Miño (English: Lower Miño, Spanish: Bajo Miño, Portuguese: Baixo Minho) is a comarca in the Galician province of Pontevedra. The area covers 315.1 sq.km, and the overall population of this comarca was 50,978 at the 2011 Census;[2] the latest official estimate (as at the start of 2018) was 49,646.[3] To the west of O Baixo Miño lies the Atlantic Ocean and to its southeast is the Minho River, which forms a natural boundary with Portugal.[4]

O Baixo Miño
Location of the comarca of O Baixo Miño within Galicia.
Location of the comarca of O Baixo Miño within Galicia.
CountrySpain
RegionGalicia
ProvincePontevedra
CapitalTui
MunicipalitiesA Guarda, O Rosal, Oia, Tomiño, Tui
Area
 • Total315.1 km2 (121.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total49,646
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Demonym(s)miñoto

Important Sites and EventsEdit

The region is a socially, culturally and religiously rich place. There is the Minho Estuary, which is a true haven for bird enthusiasts. And every August there is the cultural showcase of Festas do Monte. Another interesting site in the region is the Monte Aloia, Galicia's first natural park.[4]

 
Map of the Pontevedra Province, showing the Baixo Miño comarca and its constituent municipalities.
 
Minho River

MunicipalitiesEdit

The comarca comprises the following five municipalities:

Name of
municipality
Population
(2001)[5]
Population
(2011)[6]
Population
(2018)[7]
A Guarda 9,835 10,419 10,013
Oia 2,995 3,100 3,018
O Rosal 5,923 6,519 6,249
Tomiño 11,371 13,645 13,464
Tui 16,042 17,295 16,902
Totals 46,166 50,978 49,646

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Estimate at 1 January 2018: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Madrid.
  2. ^ Census at 1 November 2011: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Madrid.
  3. ^ Estimate at 1 January 2018: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Madrid.
  4. ^ a b "The District of Minho Baixo". Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  5. ^ Census at 1 November 2001: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Madrid.
  6. ^ Census at 1 November 2011: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Madrid.
  7. ^ Estimate at 1 January 2018: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Madrid.

Coordinates: 41°58′58″N 8°47′03″W / 41.98278°N 8.78417°W / 41.98278; -8.78417