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Docks
Pedestrian
historiccentre
East:chaotic
expansion.Currently
underrestoration
Campolongo:planned
expansion.1970's
Stations -Gorgullón.
Expansionduring the
1980'sandnow
Newsuburbs.1950's,
1960's,and later
PublicMotorway
toMorrazo
Moureiras.Historic
suburbs.Chaotic
expansion in the
1970's-80's
Coastlineringroad.
Historicport.Last
invasion in the1980's.
Schoolareaand
Campus. Invasionof
wetlands.1970's
XunqueiradeAlba.
Invasion in the1970's.
OBurgo.Linear
expansion
XunqueiradoCovo.
Invaded in the1970's
Industrial facilities.Coastline
invasion in the1960's.
Concessionexpires in2018
Newadministrative
buildings
Territory
The citywas erected ona not very high
rocky promontory; it is surroundedby the
river Lérez, just at thepoint where it merges
into thewaters of theEstuary of Ponteve-
dra, open to theAtlanticOcean.
It is locatedat the centre of theRíasBai-
xas, on theAtlanticAxis, at the same dis-
tance fromPortoandACoruña, and from
VigoandVilagarcía, in themost densely po-
pulated area inGalicia.
Apart from the Lérez, other rivers flow in the
capital city, such asRons, Valdecorvos, and
Gafos. The salt marshes ofAlba, Lérez, and
Mollavao, albeit reduced by landfills, create
important wetlands very close to the urban
area. The interior part of the estuary is an
intertidal areawith plenty of shellfish aswell
as natural interest.
Its oceanic climate offers temperature va-
lues of between13-6ºC in January and 26-
15ºC inAugust. It rains anaverage of 15
days in January and 5days inAugust.
Highway.River
invasion.1980's
Situation on the
Galician-Portuguese
AtlanticAxis
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