O Morrazo

O Morrazo (in Galician do Morrazo Spanish: El Morrazo) is a comarca in the Galician province of Pontevedra. It covers an area of 140.1 sq.km, and the overall population of this comarca was 83,305 at the 2011 Census;[2] the latest official estimate (as at the start of 2018) was 82,445.[3]

O Morrazo

El Morrazo
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Coat of arms
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Country Galicia
Autonomous communityGalicia
ProvincePontevedra
CapitalCangas do Morrazo
Municipalities
Area
 • Total140.1 km2 (54.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total82,445
 • Density590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)morracense
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

It is bounded on the north by the estuary of Pontevedra, to the east with the comarca of Pontevedra, to the south with the Vigo estuary and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean. This is the smallest comarca in terms of area in Galicia, and one of the five most densely populated.

MunicipalitiesEdit

The comarca comprises the following four municipalities:

Name of
municipality
Population
(2001)[4]
Population
(2011)[5]
Population
(2018)[6]
Bueu 12,350 12,339 12,148
Cangas do Morrazo 23,981 26,332 26,487
Marín 24,997 25,357 24,362
Moaña 17,887 19,277 19,448
Totals 79,215 83,305 82,445

Official comarca of Morrazo and historical MorrazoEdit

The region of O Morrazo is a peninsula, situated between the estuaries of Pontevedra and Vigo.

The current comarca of the Morrazo corresponds to only part of the traditional region. Apart from the municipalities that compose it, it is traditionally part of Vilaboa as well (minus its parish of Bértola and that of Figueirido and neighborhood of Paredes in the parish of Vilaboa). The Pontevedra parishes of Louizán also forms part of the historical O Morrazo and most of the Salcedo parish. The comarca formerly included the city of Pontevedra which formed part of O Morrazo within its vicariate.

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. ^ Census at 1 November 2001: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Madrid.
  5. ^ Census at 1 November 2011: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Madrid.
  6. ^ Estimate at 1 January 2018: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Madrid.

GalleryEdit

Coordinates: 42°19′57″N 8°43′48″W / 42.33250°N 8.73000°W / 42.33250; -8.73000