A Coruña Province

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A Coruña
Coat of arms of the A Coruña province
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Galician name : A Coruña
Spanish name : La Coruña
Basic data
Autonomous Community : Galicia
Capital : A Coruña
Official languages : Spanish , Galician
Area : 7,950 km²
Residents : 1,119,596 (Jan 1, 2019)
Population density : 140.83 inhabitants / km²
ISO 3166-2 : ES-C
Website : dicoruna.es
Location of the province of A Coruña
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The Spanish province of A Coruña belongs to the autonomous region of Galicia and is located in the far northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. The capital is A Coruña (Galician; Spanish La Coruña ), the eponymous largest city. Even Santiago de Compostela , the destination of the Way of St. James heard as historic and tourist especially important city to the province.


The province of A Coruña borders the province of Lugo to the east, the province of Pontevedra (border of the Ulla river) to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west . It occupies an area of ​​7,950.38 km². The province is criss-crossed by an extensive system of not very high mountains (up to 800 m). The torn coastline extends from the Rías Altas over the Costa da Morte to the Rías Baixas (Spanish: Rias Bajas). It is characterized by rocky coasts and fjord-like bays reaching deep into the country.

On exposed mountain ranges and on the slopes of the cliffs, there is barren heather vegetation. In more protected locations, as far as they are not used in the landscape, there are extensive moist forests. The Fragas do Eume along the valley of the Río Eume are a nature park that is supposed to preserve the Atlantic wet forest in its typical form.

The many coastal rivers usually have a short course. The most important rivers are the Río Tambre and Río Ulla in the south of the province.


The province's climate is shaped by the Atlantic and is accordingly mild and humid. Frequent rainfall, especially in winter, is characteristic. Both summers and winters are extremely mild. In summer the average temperature is 20 ° C, in winter 10 ° C.


The province had 1,119,596 inhabitants as of January 1, 2019. Of these, 409,036 lived in the three large cities of the province: A Coruña , Ferrol and Santiago de Compostela .

Population development of the province

Biggest places

local community Spanish name Population (as of 2019)
A Coruña La Coruña 245.711
Santiago de Compostela Santiago de Compostela 97.260
Ferrol Ferrol 66,065
Narón Narón 39,080
Oleiros Oleiros 36,075
Carballo Carballo 31,349
Arteixo Arteijo 32,262
Ames Ames 31,793
Culleredo Culleredo 30,402
Ribeira Ribeira 26,886
Cambre Cambre 24,648
Boiro Boiro 18,838
Teo Teo 18,579
Sada Sada 15,841

Mancomunidades with their member parishes

Mancomunidades are voluntary associations of different communities. Compare source.

(the Galician name is in brackets if it differs from the Spanish)

Mancomunidad de Auga de los Concellos de Carnota y Muros
(Mancomunidade de Auga dos Concellos de Carnota e Muros)
  1. Carnota
  2. Muros

Mancomunidad de Bergantiños

  1. Cabana de Bergantiños
  2. Carballo
  3. Coristanco
  4. Lax
  5. A Laracha
  6. Malpica de Bergantiños
  7. Ponteceso
Mancomunidad de la Comarca de Compostela
(Mancomunidade da Comarca de Compostela)
  1. Ames
  2. Boqueixón
  3. Brión
  4. Santiago de Compostela
  5. Teo
  6. Val do Dubra
  7. Vedra
Mancomunidad "Comarca de Finisterre"
(Mancomunidade "Comarca de Fisterra")
  1. Cee
  2. Corcubión
  3. Dumbria
  4. Finisterre (Fisterra)
  5. Mugía (Muxía)
Mancomunidad de Concellos de la Comarca de Ferrol
(Mancomunidade de Concellos da Comarca de Ferrol)
  1. Ares
  2. Fene
  3. Ferrol
  4. Mugardos
  5. Narón
  6. Neda
  7. Valdoviña
Mancomunidad de Concellos "Sierra del Barbanza"
(Mancomunidade de Concellos "Serra do Barbanza")
  1. Brión
  2. Carnota
  3. Lousame
  4. Muros
  5. Noia
  6. Porto do Son
Mancomunidad de Concellos do Tambre
(Mancomunidade de Concellos do Tambre)
  1. A Baña
  2. Negreira
Mancomunidad de Municipios del Area de A Coruña
(Mancomuniad del Area da Coruña)
  1. Arteixo
  2. Bergondo
  3. Betanzos
  4. Cambre
  5. Carral
  6. A Coruña
  7. Culleredo
  8. Oleiros
  9. Sada
Mancomunidad de Municipios del Area de Santiago de Compostela
  1. Ames
  2. Boqueijón (Boqueixón)
  3. Brión
  4. Dodro
  5. Padrón
  6. O Pino
  7. Rois
  8. Santiago de Compostela
  9. Teo
  10. Touro
  11. Vedra
Mancomunidad de Municipios de la Comarca de Órdenes
(Mancomunidad de Municipios da Comarca de Ordes)
  1. Cerceda
  2. Frades
  3. Mesía
  4. Ordes
  5. Oroso
  6. Tordoia
  7. Trazo
Mancomunidad de Municipios Ría de Arosa-Zona Norte
  1. Boiro
  2. A Pobra do Caramiñal
  3. Rianxo
  4. Ribeira
Mancomunidad "Val del Ulla"
(Mancomunidad "Val do Ulla")
  1. Boqueijón (Boqueixón)
  2. Vedra
Mancomunidad "Xallas-Tines-Tambre"
  1. A Baña
  2. Carnota
  3. Mazaricos
  4. Muros
  5. Negreira
  6. Outes
  7. Santa Comba

Individual evidence

  1. Cifras oficiales de población resultantes de la revisión del Padrón municipal a 1 de enero . Population statistics from the Instituto Nacional de Estadística (population update).
  2. Ministerio de Administraciones Públicas (España) ( Memento of July 1, 2010 in the Internet Archive )

Web links

Commons : Province of A Coruña  - Collection of images, videos and audio files