O Porriño

O Porriño (historically known in English as Porrinno[citation needed]) is a municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra.

O Porriño

Porriño
O Porriño train station (February 2011)
O Porriño train station (February 2011)
Coat of arms of O Porriño
Coat of arms
Location of the municipality of O Porriño within Galicia
Location of the municipality of O Porriño within Galicia
O Porriño is located in Spain
O Porriño
O Porriño
Location of the municipality of O Porriño within Galicia
Coordinates: 42°10′00″N 8°37′00″W / 42.16666°N 8.61666°W / 42.16666; -8.61666Coordinates: 42°10′00″N 8°37′00″W / 42.16666°N 8.61666°W / 42.16666; -8.61666
CountrySpain
RegionGalicia
ProvincePontevedra
ComarcaVigo
ParrishesAtios, Budiño, Cans, Chenlo, Mosende, Pontellas, Porriño, Torneiros
Government
 • TypeMayor–council
 • BodyConcello do Porriño
 • MayorEva De La Torre (PSOE)
Area
 • Total62 km2 (24 sq mi)
 • Land62 km2 (24 sq mi)
 • Water0 km2 (0 sq mi)
Elevation
109 m (358 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total19,740
 • Density320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Demonym(s)porriñés (m), porriñesa (f)
Time zoneCET (GMT +1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (GMT +2)
Post code
36400
Area code(s)+34 986
Websiteoporrino.org

An industrial town, in the Vigo metropolitan area, it is an important economic dependency. One of its main industries is granite production; the variety of granite produced in O Porriño is known as Rosa Porriño (Porriño Pink), and is exported from the Port of Vigo mainly to Italy, Japan and China.

From O Porriño came the architect Antonio Palacios, known for the use of granite in his work, such as the Telecommunications Palace in Madrid, the García Barbón Theater in Vigo, or Porrino Town Hall of amongst others.

It is the home town of the Sporting Lisboa woman basketball team player Andrea Pérez Alonso.

On 9 September 2016, a Portuguese train travelling from Vigo to Porto derailed near O Porriño railway station, killing the driver and at least three other people on board.[2]

ParroquiasEdit

The municipality is formed of eight parroquias (parishes)

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ "Deadly train crash in north-west Spain". BBC News. Retrieved 2016-09-09.

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