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Concello de Boiro
Nickname(s): Boiro
Location of Boiro within Galicia
Parroquias 8
Government
 - Alcalde (Mayor) Xosé Deira Triñanes (BNG)
Area
 - Total 86 km2 (33.2 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 - Total 18,302 (INE)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CET (UTC+2)
Website Concello de Boiro website

Boiro is a municipality of Spain in the Province of A Coruña, in the autonomous community of Galicia.

It is perhaps best known as the small town where famous quadriplegic (and Galician) Ramón Sampedro received euthanasia. The town was thus filmed in for the 2004 film Mar Adentro, which won an Oscar.

Boiro is also well-known for local tourists that come from inner Spain to enjoy the milder climate and landscape, most notably the Barbanza mountain chain, Praia de Barraña (which lies close to the town center), and Carragueiros and Mañóns beaches (one in O Castro parish and the other in Abanqueiro parish).


Coordinates: 42°39′00″N 8°54′00″W / 42.650°N 8.900°W / 42.650; -8.900

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