Arzúa

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Concello de Arzúa
municipality
Coat of arms of Concello de Arzúa
Coat of arms
Location of Arzúa within Galicia
Location of Arzúa within Galicia
Parroquias Santa María de Arzúa, Santiago de Arzúa, Boente, Brandeso, Branzá, Burres, Calvos de Sobrecamiño, O Campo, Castañeda, Dodro, Dombodán, Figueiroa, Lema, Maroxo, A Mella, Oíns, Pantiñobre, Rendal, Tronceda, Viladavil, Vilantime & Viñós
Area
 • Total 155.89 km2 (60.19 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 6,315 (INE)
 • Density 40.64/km2 (105.3/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Concello de Arzúa

Arzúa (Spanish pronunciation: [arˈθu.a]) is a municipality in the autonomous community of Galicia in the province of A Coruña in northwestern Spain. It has an area of 155.89 km², a population of 6,315 (2012 estimate), and a population density of 40.64 people/km². It is one of the Galician municipalities with more cows per capita rate in Galicia.

Although the region has long been settled, even pre-dating Roman occupation, the current population of the town are mostly of Basque extraction.[1]

The village is for many pilgrims the last stopping point before the last day trek into Santiago de Compostella on the French Way path.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1900 9,036 —    
1930 8,743 −3.2%
1950 10,754 +23.0%
1981 7,377 −31.4%
2012 6,315 −14.4%
Source: Article in Spanish and Galician

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gitlitz & Davidson, The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago: The Complete Cultural Handbook, 2000, St Martin's Press, ISBN 0-312-25416-4

Coordinates: 42°53′N 8°11′W / 42.883°N 8.183°W / 42.883; -8.183