A Illa de Arousa
|A Illa de Arousa|
|• Alcalde||Carlos Iglesias Cores (Socialists' Party of Galicia)|
|• Total||7 km2 (3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||9 m (30 ft)|
|• Density||710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
A Illa de Arousa is the only island municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra. It is located in the heart of the Ria de Arousa. According to 2011 INE the island's population was 5,020 inhabitants. The population is divided into several neighborhoods, and places of interest are the lighthouse's environment, the island of Areoso (close to the Illa de Arousa) and Carreirón Natural Park, which is listed as a special protection zone for heron birds populations among other birds that inhabit the island. The Holy viewpoint is the highest point on the island. "San Xulián da Illa de Arousa" is the only parish in this island. Some of its beaches are the following ones: A Area da Secada, A Lavanqueira, O Vao, Camaxe, Carreirón, Espiñeiro and O Cabodeiro.
A Illa de Arousa has five ports. Xufre is the most important and the other important docks include O Campo, Chazo and Cabodeiro.
- "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
- Cf. pp. 540 y 541 de "La Hidronimia de Galicia: tres estratos ..". http://www.mondonedoferrol.org/estudios-mindonienses/MINDONIENSES%2024%20[protegido].pdf
- Concello da Illa de Arousa Townhall of Arousa Island
- A Illa de Arousa - Paraíso Natural en Galicia
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