Paradela, Lugo

Paradela is a municipality in Lugo province in Galicia in north-west Spain. It is situated in the region of Sarria. There were 2,193 people living in Paradela as of 2008 (1,101 men and 1,092 women).[2] It is known for the connection it has with the Way of St. James. The French route of such a way, ending in Santiago de Compostela, passes through five parishes of Paradela: Ferreiros, Francos, Laxe, Cortes and Loio.[3]

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Paradela is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 42°58′N 7°57′W / 42.967°N 7.950°W / 42.967; -7.950Coordinates: 42°58′N 7°57′W / 42.967°N 7.950°W / 42.967; -7.950
Country Spain
Autonomous community Galicia
 • AlcaldeJosé Manuel Mato Díaz (2007)
 • Total121.12 km2 (46.76 sq mi)
 • Total1,820
 • Density15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Official language(s)Galician, Spanish
WebsiteOfficial website


The name Paradela comes from the diminutive of the Latin word parata, which can be translated as hostal, or near the end of the journey.


Here is a list of all parishes within Paradela, each having their own saint shown in brackets.[4]

  • Aldosende (Santiago)
  • Andreade (Santiago)
  • Barán (San Pedro)
  • Castro (San Mamede)
  • Castro de Rei de Lemos (Santa María)
  • As Cortes (San Salvador)
  • Ferreiros (Santa María)
  • Francos (Santa María)
  • A Laxe (Santiago)
  • Loio (San Xoán)
  • Paradela (San Miguel)
  • San Facundo de Ribas de Miño (San Facundo)
  • San Martiño de Castro (San Martiño)
  • San Vicente de Paradela (San Vicente)
  • Santa Cristina de Paradela (Santa Cristina)
  • Santalla de Paradela (Santalla)
  • Suar (San Lourenzo)
  • Vilaragunte (Santa María)

Famous people from ParadelaEdit


  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ The Spanish National Institute of Statistics (INE),
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 May 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^

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