A Coruña

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A Coruña
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: Estadio Riazor. Bottom: Panorama of A Coruña city centre and Orzán Beach.
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: Estadio Riazor.
Bottom: Panorama of A Coruña city centre and Orzán Beach.
Coat of arms of A Coruña
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
A Cidade de Cristal (The Glass City)
Motto(s): 
A Coruña, a cidade onde ninguén é forasteiro
(A Coruña, the city where nobody is an outsider
Location of the municipality of A Coruña within Galicia
Location of the municipality of A Coruña within Galicia
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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
CountrySpain
Autonomous
community
Galicia
ProvinceA Coruña
ComarcaA Coruña
ParishesA Coruña, Elviña, Oza, San Cristovo das Viñas, Visma
Government
 • TypeMayor-council
 • BodyCouncil of A Coruña
 • MayorXulio Ferreiro (Marea Atlántica)
Area
 • Municipality37.83 km2 (14.61 sq mi)
Population
(2008)INE
 • Municipality246,056
 • Density6,613/km2 (17,130/sq mi)
 • Metro
419,800
Demonym(s)Corunnan
coruñés-esa  (es / gl)
Time zoneCET (GMT +1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (GMT +2)
Postcode
15001-15011
Area code(s)+34 981
Websitewww.coruna.es or www.coruna.gal

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 representacion: la Junta General del Reino de Galicia (1599–1834. Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. p. 71. ISBN 978-84-00-07779-2.
  2. "The city of Corunna, Armory, Capital, and Head of the Kingdom of Galicia..." (1748), in Vigo Trasancos, Alfredo (1998). "El capitan general Pedro Martin Cermeno y el Reino de Galicia". Semata Ciencias Socias e Humanidades (University Santiago de Compostela) 10: 177. https://books.google.com/?id=FZzIDv0VfKEC&pg=PA177. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to A Coruña at Wikimedia Commons

A Coruña travel guide from Wikivoyage