Viveiro

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Viveiro
Municipality
Church of St. Francis

Flag

Coat of arms
Coordinates: 43°38′53″N 7°35′24″W / 43.64806°N 7.59°W / 43.64806; -7.59
Country Spain
Community Galicia
Province Lugo
Comarca Mariña Occidental
Government
 • Mayor Melchor Roel Rivas
Area
 • Total 109.3 km2 (42.2 sq mi)
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 16,211
 • Density 148.32/km2 (384.14/sq mi)
Demonym Viveirenses
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 27850

Viveiro (sometimes called Vivero) is a town and municipality. It is in the province of Lugo. Lugo is in the northwestern part of Galicia, Spain. As of 2010, over 16,000 people live in Viveiro.

Festivities[change | change source]

The calendar of Viveiro holds several festivals, both religious and not.

Carnival[change | change source]

Viveiro has the oldest Carnival in Galicia. It is celebrated during the four days before Lent, from Saturday until Shrove Tuesday. It finishes on Tuesday with many floats travelling through the streets.

Saint James' day[change | change source]

Viveiro celebrates the St. James' Day Battle on July 25 at the Port of Celeiro. It has marines moving through the estuary of Viveiro in a well organised and orderly way, similar to a march.

Twinned towns[change | change source]

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