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Community of Galicia


Galicia is a Spanish autonomous community, considered a historical nationality according to its Statute of Autonomy, located in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula.

It is formed by the provinces of La Coruña, Lugo, Orense and Pontevedra, contains 313 municipalities 5 grouped into 53 counties.
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The capital is Santiago de Compostela, while Vigo is the most populated municipality.

It limits to the north with the Cantabrian sea and with the Atlantic Ocean, to the south, with Portugal, to the west, with the Atlantic Ocean, and to the east, with Asturias and Castilla y León.

In addition to the continental territory, it includes the archipelagos of the Cies, Ons and Sálvora islands, as well as the islands of Cortegada, Arosa, Sisargas or Malveiras and other smaller islands.

Galicia contains 2 726 291 inhabitants with a demographic distribution that agglomerates most of the population in the coastal strips between Ferrol and La Coruña in the northwest and between Villagarcía, Pontevedra and Vigo in the southwest.

Castilian and Galician are spoken in their territory, both co-official according to the Statute of Autonomy of Galicia.



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