Vigo

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    nickname(s): 
    the olive city
    vigo is located in spain
    vigo
    vigo
    location within spain
    vigo is located in europe
    vigo
    vigo
    location within europe
    coordinates: 42°13′53″n 8°42′45″w / 42°13′53″n 8°42′45″w / 42.231356; -8.712447

    vigo (/, galician: [ˈbiɣʊ], locally [ˈbiħʊ], spanish: [ˈbiɣo]) is a city and municipality of spain, part of the autonomous community of galicia. located in the northwest of the iberian peninsula, it straddles on the southern shore of an inlet of the atlantic ocean, the ria de vigo, the southernmost of the so-called rías baixas. vigo is the most populated municipality of the province of pontevedra and the whole region as well as also the biggest one in the country without the status of provincial capital.

    it has an area of 109.06 km2 (42.11 sq mi) and had a population of 292,817 in 2016. according to the instituto nacional de estatística the city proper has 198,537 inhabitants, while the rest of the municipal population dwell in a number of rural and suburban parishes.

    vigo is, along a coruña, one of the region's primary economic agents, owing in part to the citroën automotive factory and to the port of vigo, reportedly the biggest fishing port in the world.[2] close to the portugal–spain border, vigo is part of the galicia–north portugal euroregion. the european fisheries control agency is headquartered in vigo.

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Vigo
Vigo panoramico.jpg
Flag of Vigo
Flag
Coat of arms of Vigo
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
The Olive City
Vigo is located in Spain
Vigo
Vigo
Location within Spain
Vigo is located in Europe
Vigo
Vigo
Location within Europe
Coordinates: 42°13′53″N 8°42′45″W / 42°13′53″N 8°42′45″W / 42.231356; -8.712447

Vigo (/, Galician: [ˈbiɣʊ], locally [ˈbiħʊ], Spanish: [ˈbiɣo]) is a city and municipality of Spain, part of the autonomous community of Galicia. Located in the Northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, it straddles on the southern shore of an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, the Ria de Vigo, the southernmost of the so-called Rías Baixas. Vigo is the most populated municipality of the province of Pontevedra and the whole region as well as also the biggest one in the country without the status of provincial capital.

It has an area of 109.06 km2 (42.11 sq mi) and had a population of 292,817 in 2016. According to the Instituto Nacional de Estatística the city proper has 198,537 inhabitants, while the rest of the municipal population dwell in a number of rural and suburban parishes.

Vigo is, along A Coruña, one of the region's primary economic agents, owing in part to the Citroën automotive factory and to the Port of Vigo, reportedly the biggest fishing port in the world.[2] Close to the Portugal–Spain border, Vigo is part of the Galicia–North Portugal Euroregion. The European Fisheries Control Agency is headquartered in Vigo.