About Galicia

Galicia (/ɡəˈlɪʃ(i)ə/; Galician: Galicia [ɡaˈliθja], Galiza [ɡaˈliθa]; Spanish: Galicia; Portuguese: Galiza) is an autonomous community of Spain and historic nationality under Spanish law.

Located in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, it comprises the provinces of A Coruña, Lugo, Ourense and Pontevedra, being bordered by Portugal to the south, the Spanish autonomous communities of Castile and León and Asturias to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Cantabrian Sea to the north.

It had a population of 2,718,525 in 2016 and has a total area of 29,574 km2 (11,419 sq mi).

Galicia has over 1,660 km (1,030 mi) of coastline, including its offshore islands and islets, among them Cíes Islands, Ons, Sálvora, Cortegada, and —the largest and most populated— A Illa de Arousa.

More about Galicia on Wikipedia.

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