Pontedeume


Pontedeume

Infobox City
official_name = Concello de Pontedeume
nickname = Pontedeume


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map_caption = Location of Pontedeume within Galicia
subdivision_type = Parroquias
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leader_title = Alcalde (Mayor)
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area_magnitude = 1 E7
area_total_km2 = 29.26
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population_as_of = 2004
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population_total = 8694(INE)
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Pontedeume coord|43|24|23.58|N|8|10|13.77|W| 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).

Pontedeume Port

* "Sport port"
* "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

* The "Fragas" of the River Eume National Park with its typical Atlantic Forest, and unique ecosystem and biodiversity, offers the visitor one of the most beautiful Galician landscapes. (Declared National Park in 1997).

* 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. [http://ferrol.historia.tripod.com/elferrol1780/]

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.

External links

* [http://www.pontedeumeonline.com PontedeumeOnline] Find everything you need about this magnificent town in PontedeumeOnline. From Daily News to Forums, History, Tourism, Monuments and Photo Galeries
* [http://www.pontedeumeenfotos.com Pontedeume photo's]
* [http://www.clubmontanaferrol.com/miradores.html Site devoted to the art of landscape and nature of Ferrolterra]
* [http://www.navantia.es/cgi-bin/run.dll/extranet/jsp/home.do?org.apache.struts.action.LOCALE=en NAVANTIA Spanish Company, Leader in Military Shipbuilding]
* [http://www.travelthewondersofspain.com/north.html Green Tourism in Northern Spain 2005]
* [http://www.geocities.com/ferrolhistory/Ferrol_WorldHistory.html Traveller's Guide of Europe: Ferrol c.1919]
* [http://flagspot.net/flags/es~fe.html Ferrol Maritime Province - Registration Ensign 2001]
* [http://web.forodigital.es/uphm/mgl/buques/spanishcivwar.htm Warships of the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939)]
* [http://community.wow.net/300history/03/21.html Damian Cosme de Churruca y Elorza (1761–1805)]
* [http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/Navy_List_1805/Ship_Duties/Off_Port.html Vessels Blockading various French and Spanish ports - May 1805.]
* [http://www.naval-technology.com/projects/patino/ Auxiliary Oiler and replenishment ship (Spanish and Dutch project) made in Ferrol 1994]
* [http://www.naval-technology.com/projects/chakrinaruebet/ Offshore Patrol Helicopter Carrier design and made in Ferrol 1997]
* [http://www.offshore-technology.com/projects/texaco/texaco6.html Offshore Technology design and made in Ferrol 2004]
* [http://www.cisgalicia.org/01/03.htm Official web-page in Spanish for the C.I.S.- Ferrol]
* [http://asde.scouts-es.net/gs19/index1.html The 19th Group of Boy Scouts of Ferrol since 1920s]
* [http://www.ferrol.es/ Official Web-page in Galician and Spanish for City Council of Ferrol]
* [http://ferrolterra.org/new/obras/ News-page in Spanish for the metropolitan area of Ferrol (i.e.: Ferrolterra)]
* [http://www.comarcaferrol.com/ferrol2.htm Informative Council Web-page in Spanish about Ferrolterra also known as Comarca de Ferrol]
* [http://www.revistanaval.com/ The "Revista Naval" page published in Ferrol in Spanish for the "Armada Española"]
* [http://www.geocities.com/ferrolhistory/Ferrol_Aerial_View_B_2004.html?1122747598687 Aerial Views of Ferrol in North Western Spain 2004]


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