Cervantes is a municipality in the comarca of Os Ancares, in the province of Lugo, Galicia. It had a population of 1,973 in 2005, has an area of 277 square kilometres, its highest point is Mustellar, in the Ancares mountains. Until the second half of the 20th century this part of Spain was isolated. Many settlements were cut off by snow in winter. Communities were self-sufficient; this way of life is shown in the small museum at Piornedo, located in a preserved palloza. The main economic activities in 2006 were agriculture and tourism. Cervantes is located in the natural mountainous setting of Los Ancares in Lugo. In the vicinity are located the following peaks: El Mustallar Miravalles Tres Bispos Pena Rubia Pena Larga, Lagosd Charcos Formigueiros Piapaxaro El Tesón Pena Lago Pena Ouviaña Pico Murado Pico Cuiña These elevations are located in the nearby mountain ranges of A Trappe, Lóuzara, O Oribio, O Rañadoiro and O Piornal; the municipalities of the eastern mountains of Lugo make up the Galician region of Navia.
The municipalities of Negueira de Muniz, Cervantes and As Nogais are Naviano municipalities. The lands in Cervantes in the eastern mountains are home to a rich flora. Of the total species that exist in Galician, around 2,200 species and subspecies, only in the nearby highlands of O Courel can 800 taxa, nearly 40% of the total, in an area that represents 1% of the Galician surface, be found; the catalog of Os Ancares, that includes two slopes, consists of 1,028 vascular plant species and subspecies. There are 33 fern species that are located in these mountains as class 7 of pteridology wealth, out of a maximum of 8; this is one of the areas of greatest diversity of ferns in Spain. The good state of conservation of the area means that there remains a forested area with a good presence of trees: oak, Mountain Oak, Turkey oak, yew, elm mountain, holly, birch, cherry, ash, alder and poplars. In Galicia only the high peaks of Os Trevinca and Ancares and are above the forest limit, each with its corresponding shrub.
Of the 75 species of reptiles and amphibians living in the peninsula of Spain and on the islands, 27 are present in Os Ancares. They are triturus, lizards and snakes. Among birds, passerines are important for good representation, followed by accipitrines, among which are the short-toed eagle, the goshawk, abundant hawks and the hen harrier. There is no shortage of red and gray grouse. According to some historians, this land was the probable origin of the lineage of Miguel de Cervantes, since as the last name of Saavedra appears in the baptismal records of the parish of Vilarello Igrexa which gives birth before to the principal author of Spanish literature. Cervantes scholars consider this as hare-brained. At the beginning of Chapter XXXIX of the Part 1 of Don Quixote, a secondary character, the captive companion of Zoraida, says she is from "Somewhere in the mountains of León". " was my first lineage, with whom the nature of fortune was most grateful and liberal, although in the narrowness of those towns still reached the riches of my father's reputation..."
Becerreá is a municipality in Galicia, Spain, in the province of Lugo. Situated in the eastern mountain range of the province, Becerreá occupies an extension of 173.3 km2 and forms part of the Region of Los Ancares, which contains the departure points of the access routes. It accounts for 113 entities of population, 26 parishes. Population: 3,250 inhabitants. Altitude: 668 meters. Latitude: 42° 51' N Longitude: 007° 10' W More info of Becerreá
Bóveda is a municipality in the province of Lugo, northwestern Spain. It belongs to the comarca of Terra de Lemos; the population in 2008 was 1,719 people according to the municipal register of inhabitants. Igrexa de San Martiño Capela de San Xil Pazo dos Condes de Liria-Bóveda Praza da Filgueira Concello Capela do Ecce-Homo Igrexa dos Santos Pedro e Santiago Bóveda Freituxe Guntín Martín Mosteiro Remesar Ribas Pequenas Rubián Sanfiz de Rubián Teilán Tuimil Ver Vilalpape Vilarbuxán
Foz is a town and municipality in A Mariña country in the Galician province of Lugo. It has been linked to the Ancient Province of Mondoñedo and linked to the arrival of Briton immigrants during the Dark Ages fleeing by sea from the British Isles It has 9800 inhabitants, it borders the municipalities of Burela e Barreiros, to interior with the municipalities of Lourenzá, Mondoñedo, O Valadouro and Cervo. Foz is a coastal town on the shores of the Cantabrian Sea at the mouth of the river Masma, where it forms the Foz estuary, with an approximate area of 100 km². Although Foz was a fishing village, now the major part of its economic resources is from tourism; the name Foz comes from the Latin word faux which graphically describes the river mouth of the Masma river. The foundation of Foz dates back to pre-Roman times, as attested by the existing forts Fazouro and Pena do Altar, its foundation may originate in the time of the Ártabros or, according to the historian Amor Meilán, a factory may have been established by the Tartessos.
During the ninth century the town had flourished since the establishment of the episcopal headquarters in San Martiño de Mondoñedo. At the time of Ferdinand and Isabella, Foz kept certain privileges and exemptions as a result of its commercial importance. During the sixteenth and seventeenth Foz had a major port and one of the three most important shipyards in Galicia. Owners and Phoenician fishermen engaged to whaling. Shipowners and Phoenician fishermen dedicated themselves to whaling; this important fishery was declining over time. The main monuments of Foz are the Basilica de San Martiño and the Manor of the Counts of Fontao Fishing port Sport port This is the official sister city of Foz: Trégastel, since 2003
Carballedo is a municipality in the Spanish province of Lugo
A Pazo is a type of Galician traditional house. Similar to a manor house, pazos are located in the countryside, as former residences of important people in the community, they were of crucial importance in the 17th to 19th centuries, related to rural and monastic architecture and the system of feudal organization, they constituted a type of local management unit around which the life of the villagers revolved. Over time they become the social symbol and refuge of the noble class, which Otero Pedrayo portrayed in his novels in early 20th century; the pazo, as a traditional civil architectural structure, had associated a social network: the servants of the nobleman and the tributaries of the domain, who themselves came to live on the grounds of the pazo. A pazo consists of a main building surrounded by gardens, a dovecote and include outbuildings such as small chapels for religious celebrations; the word pazo is a cognate of stately palace, comes from the Latin palatiu. As a curiosity, the Portuguese word, close to the Galician language, to say palace is paço.
In this regard, the Paço Imperial in Rio de Janeiro, built in the 18th century, is an example of the Portuguese counterpart of this type of building. Galicia
Abadín is a municipality in the province of Lugo, Spain. It covers 196.1 km² and has a population of 3,250 for a population density of 16.57/km². It resides in the region of Terra Cha. Abadín is situated in the north-east of Terra Chá; the municipality is crossed by the Serra do Xistral, the Cordal de Neda, the rivers Labrada and Abadín. The mean elevation is of 500 m, the highest point is Lombo Pequeno at 1015 m; the countryside of Abadín is dominated by a fertile valley, crossed by the rivers Ouro, Abadín, Santandrea, Anllo and Fraga Vella, surrounded by mountains. They are the important sierras of Cordal de Neda, Tremoal, Couto da Cal, A Fraga das Vigas, the nearby mountains of Costa do Sol and O Picouto; the mean annual temperature is about 10°C. The rainfalls are high, 1799 mm./year. The winters are cold and rainy, the summers are dry. Abadín has been linked to the Ancient Mondonedo Province and the monastic sites of Meira or Lourenza Abbey; these religious and political centres have been related to the arrival by sea in the 5th-6th centuries of Britons from the British Isles The landscape of the municipality of Abadín is configured inside a fertile valley crossed by several rivers and streams and surrounded by mountains.
Morphologically there are two units: the first consists of a series of mountain ridges which include the Sierra de Carba in the west with the Pena da Agua, Sierra del Gistral in the northwest and the Sierra de Toxiza in the northeast with the Coto Cal. These elevations make up the northern edge of the Lugo plateau; the second unit constitutes the undulating and morphological area of erosion which surfaces between 400 and 600 meters with the only elevation at Neda's Peak in the Cordal de Neda. The highest point is Lombo Pequeño with an elevation of 1,027 meters in the Sierra del Gistral. Found: INE Archiv Porto das Egoas, Argán, in the parish of Vilarente; the Mindoniensis-Ferrolensis Province in the 21st Century