Vigo

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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 among others. Port of Vigo The Port of Vigo covers a length of more than 20 km and offers more than 9 km of docks. The largest port traffic is the general freight, highlighting the container traffic, the RO-RO (Ro-Ro) of vehicles (the second in Spain in Ro-Ro traffic for new vehicles), natural stone and granite (the first of Spain in granite traffic), wood and preserved food. Education The University of Vigo is situated 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 in 2005 for more facilities. Culture Arts and entertainment thumb Looking South from Monte das Figueiras (Monteagudo Island) (File:Islascies2.jpg) "''A movida viguesa''" was a hedonistic cultural movement that took place in Vigo during the 1980s triggered by the explosion of liberties after the death of dictator Francisco Franco. The most important artists of this postmodern movement were musicians; particularly punk and new wave bands such as ''Siniestro Total'', ''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 experiences of many local port workers. Media Vigo has two daily newspapers; the ''Faro de Vigo'', the oldest newspaper in Spain still in circulation, and the ''Atlántico Diario'', a little local newspaper. Sport thumb ''Rande Bridge (File:Puente de Rande.JPG) (Ponte de Rande) - This bridge is part of the toll road that links both sides of the harbour and which runs north up to Pontevedra. thumb upright Shopping street in Vigo (File:Vigo shopping street.jpg) thumb Spanish tallship '' Spanish ship Juan Sebastián Elcano (1927) Juan Sebastián Elcano (File:Spanish tallship.jpg)'' in the Vigo port Basketball Vigo has one of the most important women's basketball team, Celta (Celta Indepo), more commonly referred to today by its sponsorship name of Celta Indepo. They usually compete in the top category of women's championship. They won the championship three times. For the season 2012-2013, and after several economic problems, the team will play in the Spanish women basketball second division. Football Vigo has a football team, Real Club Celta de Vigo (Celta de Vigo), which currently (2014–15 (2014–15 La Liga)) plays in La Liga. The women's team from the area, Federación Viguesa de Peñas Recreativas El Olivo (FVPR El Olivo), was the first team from Galicia to compete in the Women's Primera División (Primera División (women)). wikipedia:Vigo Commons:Vigo


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. There is a restaurant and a bar or two. Do Stroll down the main port and savour the impressive variety of local seafood. Buy *

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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. The band performs in numerous places, Barcelona, Valencia (Valencia (city in Spain)), Madrid, Bilbao, Vigo, New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Boston, San Diego, London, Caracas, Dunkirk, amongst many other cities. *Perot Museum of Nature & Science, Victory Park (Victory Park, Dallas, Texas), Dallas, Texas, 2013 *Vialia Vigo (Vigo railway station), Vigo, Galicia (Galicia (Spain)), Spain, 2016 *Emerson College Los


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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


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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 experiences of many local port workers. Media Vigo has two daily newspapers; the ''Faro de Vigo'', the oldest newspaper in Spain still in circulation, and the ''Atlántico Diario'', a little local newspaper. Sport thumb ''Rande Bridge (File:Puente de Rande.JPG) (Ponte de Rande) - This bridge is part of the toll road that links both sides of the harbour and which runs north up to Pontevedra. thumb upright Shopping street in Vigo (File:Vigo shopping street.jpg) thumb Spanish tallship '' Spanish ship Juan Sebastián Elcano (1927) Juan Sebastián Elcano (File:Spanish tallship.jpg)'' in the Vigo port Basketball Vigo has one of the most important women's basketball team, Celta (Celta Indepo), more commonly referred to today by its sponsorship name of Celta Indepo. They usually compete in the top category of women's championship. They won the championship three times. For the season 2012-2013, and after several economic problems, the team will play in the Spanish women basketball second division. Football Vigo has a football team, Real Club Celta de Vigo (Celta de Vigo), which currently (2014–15 (2014–15 La Liga)) plays in La Liga. The women's team from the area, Federación Viguesa de Peñas Recreativas El Olivo (FVPR El Olivo), was the first team from Galicia to compete in the Women's Primera División (Primera División (women)). wikipedia:Vigo Commons:Vigo


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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


international opposition

Ferrol are two other notable club sides. Similarly to Catalonia and the Basque Country (Basque Country (autonomous community)), Galicia also periodically fields a regional team against international opposition (see Galicia autonomous football team). Press The most widely distributed newspaper in Galicia is ''La Voz de Galicia'', with 12 local editions and a national edition. Other major newspapers are ''El Correo Gallego'' (Santiago de Compostela), '' Faro de Vigo


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. There is a restaurant and a bar or two. Do Stroll down the main port and savour the impressive variety of local seafood. Buy *

Vigo

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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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