A Coruña

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A Coruña
A Coruña (Galician)
La Coruña (Spanish)
Municipality
Top: Hercules Tower.
2nd: tramway (left), City Hall (right).
3rd: Dársena Deportiva yacht marina.
4th row: A Coruña Marine Control Tower (left) San Antón Paseo waterfront area (right).
5th: Panorama of A Coruña city centre and Orzán Beach.
Bottom: Estadio Riazor .

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Coat of arms
Nickname(s): A cidade de cristal (The Glass City)
Motto: A Coruña, a cidade onde ninguén é forasteiro
(A Coruña, the city where nobody is a stranger)
A Coruña is located in Spain
A Coruña
Location of A Coruña within Spain
Coordinates: 43°21′54″N 8°24′36″W / 43.365°N 8.410°W / 43.365; -8.410Coordinates: 43°21′54″N 8°24′36″W / 43.365°N 8.410°W / 43.365; -8.410
Country Spain
Autonomous
community
Galicia
Province A Coruña
Comarca A Coruña
Parishes A Coruña, Elviña, Oza, San Cristovo das Viñas, Visma
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Body Concello de A Coruña
(Council of A Coruña)
Area
 • Municipality 37.83 km2 (14.61 sq mi)
Population (2008)INE
 • Municipality 246,056
 • Density 6,613/km2 (17,130/sq mi)
 • Metro 419,800
Demonym Corunnan
coruñés, coruñesa (gl/es)
Time zone CET (GMT +1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (GMT +2) (UTC)
Postcode 15001-15011
Area code(s) +34 981

A Coruña is a city on the north coast of Spain. It is a municipality of Galicia, Spain, and the second-largest city in Galicia. It is the 17th largest city in Spain.

The city is the capital of A Coruña Province, and was the political capital of the Kingdom of Galicia.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "La Coruña, capital militar y administrativa del Reino..." de Artaza, Manuel María (1998). Rey, reino y representación: la Junta General del Reino de Galicia (1599–1834). Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. p. 71. ISBN 978-84-00-07779-2. http://books.google.es/books?id=V4fyNO2JKWAC&lpg=PA455&dq=capital%20del%20reino%20de%20galicia&hl=en&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false.
  2. "The city of Corunna, Armory, Capital, and Head of the Kingdom of Galicia..." (1748), in Vigo Trasancos, Alfredo (1998). "El capitán general Pedro Martín Cermeño y el Reino de Galicia". Semata Ciencias Socias e Humanidades 10: 177. http://books.google.es/books?id=FZzIDv0VfKEC&pg=PA177&dq=%22capital+del+reino+de+galicia%22&hl=en&ei=DxuSTtDnOYGd-waF5PWhAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=%22capital%20del%20reino%20de%20galicia%22&f=false. Retrieved 9 October 2011.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to A Coruña at Wikimedia Commons

A Coruña travel guide from Wikivoyage