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Ortigueira is located in Spain
Location in Spain.
Coordinates: 43°40′59″N 7°51′00″W / 43.68306°N 7.85°W / 43.68306; -7.85
Country Spain
Autonomous community Galicia
Province A Coruña
Comarca Ortegal
 - Mayor Rafael Girón
 - Total 209.60 km2 (80.9 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 - Total 7,150
 - Density 34.1/km2 (88.4/sq mi)
Demonym Orteganos
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CET (UTC+2)
Website Official website

Ortigueira is a seaport and municipality in the Province of A Coruña, Galicia, Spain; it is located on the northern slope of the Serra da Faladoira, the river Mera and on the eastern shore of the Ria de Santa Marta—a winding, rock-bound and much indented inlet of the Bay of Biscay, between Capes Ortegal and Bares, the northernmost headlands of the Peninsula.

Port of Espasante (Ortigueira)

The industries are fishing and farming. Owing to the shallowness of the harbour large vessels cannot enter, but there is an important coasting trade, despite the dangerous character of the coast and the prevalence of fogs and gales.


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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