What is Vigo known for?

studies related

in a mountainous area on the outskirts of the city. It is an important center for studies related to ocean-based industries. The university has other campuses in Pontevedra and Ourense. The campus of Vigo is a modern project of the architect Enric Miralles, 15 kilometers away from the city. The School of Mining Engineering (School of Mining Engineering in Vigo) is a school established in 1992. It's current director is Benito Vázquez Dorrío. it has undergone recent renovations

publishing industry

in 2007 produced a total of 545,000 vehicles, of which more than 82% were sold outside Spain. In addition, Vigo has the largest fishing port in Europe as well, the home port of the world's largest fishing company, Pescanova and the most important centre of the Galician canned fish industry. The headquarters of the European Fisheries Control Agency are also located in the city. The publishing industry in Galician, is very prominent in the city, with Editorial Galaxia and Editorial Xerais

contemporary interpretations

of Cangas, across the picturesque harbor from Vigo, this restaurant specializes in contemporary interpretations of traditional seafood dishes. The creation of young Chef Alfonso Moldes, Tia Brigida, serves some of the most satisfying food in Galicia. *

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, as in 2005, earns the Cup title, this over Prémont and 2005 silver medallist German (Germany) '''Sabine Spitz'''; Kalentieva finally finishes four points behind Spitz and German '''Nina Gõhl''', the winner of the Fort William event. **After a season in which only one rider is a multiple event-winner (Mountain Bike World Cup 2006#Downhill), seven bikers finish within 300 points of first place and Englishman (England) '''Steve Peat''', the 2002 (2002 in sports) and 2004 in sports 2004

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'', ''Golpes Bajos'', ''Aerolíneas Federales'', ''Semen Up'' or ''Os Resentidos''. At the moment, the city still has notorious bands like Iván Ferreiro (ex-singer of Los Piratas) and Mon. The locally produced award-winning feature movie ''Mondays In The Sun'' (original title ''Los lunes al sol'') depicts the life of several men who have lost their work at the Port of Vigo. This film is not based on a single individual's experiences but on the perceived collective

population main

Vigo '''Renovalia Ciudad Real (BM Ciudad Real)''' Cuatro Rayas Valladolid (BM Valladolid) 31–22 - align "center" - align "center" 1972–1973 Vigo '''FC Barcelona (FC Barcelona Handbol)''' Atlético Madrid (Atlético Madrid BM) xx-xx - align "center" Population, main cities and languages The official Statistical body of Galicia is the ''Instituto Galego de Estatística'' (IGE). According to the IGE, Galicia's total population in 2008 was 2,783,100 (1,138,474 in A Coruña (A Coruña (province)), A Coruña province 2008 census 355.406 in Lugo (Province of Lugo), Lugo province census 2008 336.002 in Ourense (Province of Ourense), Ourense province census 2008 and 953.218 in Pontevedra (Pontevedra (province)) Pontevedra province census 2008 ). The most important cities in this region, which serve as the provinces' administrative centres, are Vigo, Pontevedra (in Pontevedra), Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Ferrol (Ferrol, Spain) (in A Coruña), Lugo (in Lugo), and Ourense (in Ourense). The official languages are Galician and Spanish. Knowledge of Spanish is compulsory according to the Spanish constitution and virtually universal. Knowledge of Galician, after declining for many years owing to the pressure of Spanish and official persecution, is again on the rise due to favorable official language policies and popular support. Currently about 82% of Galicia's population can speak Galician Knowledge of Galician language 2003 and about 61% has it as a mother tongue. Use of Galician language 2003 Galician ''gaiteiros'' thumb left (Image:Gaiteiros em romaria galega.jpg) The '''Cíes Islands''' are an archipelago off the coast of Pontevedra in Galicia (Spain), in the mouth of the Ría de Vigo. They belong to the parish of San Francisco de Afora, in the municipality of Vigo. They were declared a Nature Reserve in 1980 and are included in the Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park (''Parque Nacional Marítimo-Terrestre das Islas Atlánticas de Galicia'') created in 2002. wikipedia:Vigo Commons:Vigo

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Lema y Marina , at the Olive Street in Vigo, with the idea of "helping to the interests of Galicia". owners Promocións Culturais Galegas headquarters Vigo, Galicia (Galicia (Spain)) editor ? '''European Fisheries Agency''' will have its headquarters in Vigo, Galicia (Galicia (Spain)) Spain. On March 14, 2005 the European Union

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strong industry

- 25px (Image:SymbolNauticMarked.png)25px (Image:SymbolNauticDeport.png) - Pontevedra Province (Pontevedra (province)) Economy Mos has a strong industry, and because of its geographical position between Vigo and the Portuguese (Portugal) border, it is crossed by many transport infrastructures. Recently, the announcement of the construction of a high-speed railway track and a new highway has resulted in numerous demonstrations and protests. It is an industrial town, in the metropolitan


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'''Vigo''' ( ) is a city and municipality situated in north-west Spain, in the province of Pontevedra, in the Spanish autonomous community of Galicia (Galicia (Spain)), and on the ''ria'', or bay, of the same name (Rías Baixas#Ría de Vigo), on the Atlantic Ocean.

Vigo is the most populous municipality in Galicia, and the 14th in Spain.

It is located in the south-west of Galicia, in the southern part of the Vigo Bay. In the north-east it borders with the municipality of Redondela, in the east with Mos (Mos (Spain)), in the south with O Porriño and Gondomar (Gondomar, Pontevedra), and in the south-west with Nigrán. On the other side of the bay, just in front of Vigo, the municipalities of Cangas (Cangas do Morrazo) and Moaña are located. They are all part of the southern Galician region called Rias Baixas.

Vigo and its metropolitan area is one of the main economic agents of the region (Economy of Galicia).

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