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Concello de Mugardos
File:Mugardos Flag.gif

Situation of Mugardos within Galicia
 - Alcalde (Mayor)
 - Total 12.8 km2 (4.9 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 - Total 5,612 (INE)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CET (UTC+2)

Mugardos 43°27′16.06″N 8°15′09.10″W / 43.4544611°N 8.252528°W / 43.4544611; -8.252528 is a small fishing borough of Ferrolterra located in the Province of A Coruña in Galicia, northwestern Spain. In 2002 the borough of Mugardos had a population of 5,859 of its own though Ferrolterra's population altogether represents the third largest concentration of people in Galicia, and it’s disperse population exceeds 211,000 (2005).

Mugardos is an excellent site for Seafood Lovers


Port of Mugardos

  • SymbolNauticFisher.png Fishing port
  • SymbolNauticDeport.png Sport port


Due to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, it could be said that Mugardos does not enjoy extreme oscillation in its weather conditions neither in winter nor in summer. The weather is mild all the year around almost as if we were talking about one only season, and that is very different from what happens in other parts of the Iberian Peninsula. Like the rest of Galicia, it is rainy and beautifully green. Still, the summers tend to be a bit dryer than the winters

Description & History

The municipality comprises the main township of Mugardos, and several smaller villages. It is part of the historical comarca of Ferrolterra, and is situated near the metropolitan outskirts of the city of Ferrol. The municipality is subdivided into four parroquias ("parishes"): Santiago de Franza, San Vicente de Meá, San Xulián de Mugardos and San Xoán de Piñeiro.

Mugardos is an excellent site for Seafood Lovers

During the 1960s and 1970s Mugardos was much larger than it is now, it included a movie theatre and was regarded as a summer visiting place for many Spaniards in the surrounding areas. Recently however, it has undergone drastic changes. It is now very small and with the recent oil spills the coastal fishing industry consisting mainly in cockle pickers has temporarily declined, even though a rise in tourism is expected soon, especially with the creation of several new lodgings.

One (unverified, and probably apocryphal) account of the origin of the locality's name comes from the Spanish adjective mojado/a, meaning "soaked, wet", and apparently applied due to the frequent return of the village's fishermen to port drenched in the storms of the area. This is supposed to have morphed over time into the form "Mugardos".

Note: The History of Mugardos it's very much link to the historical developments of the rest of the Ria of Ferrol and Ferrolterra.[3]


Mugardos is a predominantly rural borough, though important industries like shipyards, foundries, and workshops are to be fond in nearby Ferrol. Fishing, Farming, Agriculture and Services are the main local industries.


Demographic evolution of Mugardos between 1900 and 1981
1900 1930 1950 1981
6 517 7 112 7 110 7 079
Demographic evolution of Mugardos between 1991 and 2004
1991 1996 2001 2002 2004
6 668 6 200 5 718 5 859 5 612

Sources: INE and IGE

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