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Church of St. Francis
Church of St. Francis
Flag of Viveiro
Coat of arms of Viveiro
Coat of arms
Country Spain
Community Galicia
Province Lugo
Comarca Mariña Occidental
 • Mayor Melchor Roel Rivas
 • Total 109.3 km2 (42.2 sq mi)
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 16,211
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Viveirenses
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 27850
Website Official website

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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