Pontedeume

Pontedeume (Galician pronunciation: [ˌponteˈðewmɪ]) is a municipality in the province of A Coruña in the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain.

Pontedeume
Torreón dos Andrade
Torreón dos Andrade
Flag of Pontedeume
Official seal of Pontedeume
Pontedeume is located in Spain
Pontedeume
Pontedeume
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°24′45″N 08°10′13″W / 43.41250°N 8.17028°W / 43.41250; -8.17028Coordinates: 43°24′45″N 08°10′13″W / 43.41250°N 8.17028°W / 43.41250; -8.17028
CountrySpain
Autonomous communityGalicia
ProvinceA Coruña
ComarcaEume
Government
 • MayorBernardo Fernández
Area
 • Total29.26 km2 (11.30 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total7,884
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
WebsiteOfficial website

The town was founded ex novo by the town charter of Alfonso X the Wise in 1270. The town is located on the English Way path of the Camino de Santiago.

IndustryEdit

Farming and services are the main economic activities, though from the late 1950s, and particularly from the mid 1970s, Pontedeume has developed into a coastal resort.

GeographyEdit

ParishesEdit

Pontedeume is divided into 8 parishes: Andrade (San Martiño), Boebre (Santiago), Breamo (San Miguel), Centroña (Santa María), Nogueirosa (San Cosme), Ombre (Santa María), Pontedeume (Santiago) and Vilar (San Pedro).

DemographyEdit

In 1868 and from 1877 to 1890 the territory of Vilarmaior was a part of the municipality of Pontedeume. This explains the pronounced fall in the population between 1877 and 1900.

Historical population
YearPop.±%
18778,610—    
18878,659+0.6%
19006,097−29.6%
19106,989+14.6%
19207,160+2.4%
19307,576+5.8%
19408,183+8.0%
YearPop.±%
19508,347+2.0%
19608,395+0.6%
19708,227−2.0%
19808,714+5.9%
19908,817+1.2%
20008,696−1.4%
20108,305−4.5%
INE Archiv

ReferencesEdit

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