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Lugo province
Coat of arms of the Province of Lugo

Lugo is a province of northwestern Spain, in the northeastern part of the autonomous community of Galicia. It is bordered by the provinces of Ourense, Pontevedra, and A Coruña, the principality of Asturias, the State of León, and in the North by the Cantabrian Sea ( Bay of Biscay ) .

Lugo Province
District population
City of Lugo 26,959
Chantada 15,003
Fonsagrada 17,302
City of Mondoñedo 10,590
Monforte 12,912
Panton 12,988
Villalba 13,572
Vivero 12,843
Towns, Villages and Hamlets 343,217
All the Province (Total): 465,386
(Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911) [3]
Lugo Province
Municipality population (2002)
Lugo 89,509
Monforte de Lemos 19,817
Sarria 13,053
Vilalba 15,520
Viveiro 15,444
All the Province (Total): 361,782

The population is 356.595 (2006), of whom a quarter live in the capital, Lugo, which was an ancient Celtic settlement named in honour of the god Lugh (see Lyon) later Latinised as Lucus Augusti, and which became one of the three main important Galician-Roman centres alongside Braccara Augusta and Asturica Augusta (modern Braga and Astorga respectively).

It has 67 municipalities.

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Coordinates: 43°00′N 7°30′W / 43°N 7.5°W / 43; -7.5

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