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Concello de Pontedeume
File:Pontedeume Flag.gif
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Nickname(s): Pontedeume
Location of Pontedeume within Galicia
Parroquias
Government
 - Alcalde (Mayor)
Area
 - Total 29.26 km2 (11.3 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 - Total 8,694(INE)

Pontedeume 43°24′23.58″N 8°10′13.77″W / 43.40655°N 8.1704917°W / 43.40655; -8.1704917 is a borough of Ferrolterra in Northwestern Spain in the Province of A Coruña, in the autonomous community of Galicia. Ferrolterra's population represents the third largest concentration of people in Galicia, and its disperse population exceeds 211,000 (2005).

This is the 14th century beautiful Tower of Andrade in the City centre

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Pontedeume Port

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

Climate

Due to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, it could be said that Pontedeume 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.

Parishes

The borough can be divided into several parishes, also known as "Parroquias", which differ from each other in extension, population density, economic activities.

Nature and Tourism

  • Very important and rich history. During the Middle Ages Pontedeume was one of the most important boroughs of the Andrade Family which was particularly strong in Ferrolterra and for some centuries, the most powerful in Galicia. [3]

Industry

Farming and services are the main economic activities, though from the late 1950s and particularly from the mid 1970s Pontedeume has develop itself as an attractive coastal resort making a very good use of its history, good weather, natural beauty and wonderful beaches.

See also

  • Andrade Pontedeume is famous for the "Castles" of the Andrade family who became very powerful in the area during the Middle Ages.
  • Francisco Franco (Spanish Head of State 1936-1975) signed his novel Raza (Race) as Jaime de Andrade (1942), using part of his mother's (Pilar Bahamonde Pardo de Andrade) maternal surname.
  • Ferrolterra altogether is connected to the Andrade Family, and Pontedeume was one of its most important boroughs in the Middle Ages.

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