Nation profile

Galicia
Galicia o Galiza

General information
Population
2,748,695 inhabitants (2014)
Area
29.574 km²
Institutions
Xunta de Galicia (Government), Parliament of Galicia
Major cities
Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, A Coruña, Pontevedra, Ourense, Lugo
State administration
Spain
Territorial languages
Galician
Official languages
Galician and Spanish
Major religion
Christianity (Catholicism)
National day
25 July (Saint James's Day)

Politics

Capital: Santiago de Compostela
President: Alberto Núñez Feijóo, PP (since 2009)
Political system: Autonomous community within the Kingdom of Spain
Distribution of seats in Parliament (2016 election). 75 members:
Partido Popular (PP, People's Party, pro-autonomy and centralist, centre-right and right) 41
En Marea (federalist and sovereignist, left) 14
Partido Socialista de Galicia (PsdeG-PSOE, Socialist Party of Galicia, pro-autonomy, centre-left) 14
Bloque Nacionalista Galego (BNG, Galician Nationalist Bloc, sovereignist, left) 6
Electoral system: proportional
Government: PP
Degree of autonomy
As a historical nation within the Spanish State, Galicia enjoys its own devolved powers and a selfgovernance superior from the rest of Spanish autonomous communities, although not as much as Catalonia, Euskadi or Navarra.

Links

Politics
Xunta de Galicia www.xunta.es
Galician Parliament www.parlamentodegalicia.es
Language and Culture
Royal Galician Academy academia.gal
Galician Association for the Language www.agal-gz.org
Association PuntoGal, (.gal domain) www.puntogal.org
Media
Praza Pública praza.gal
Galicia Hoxe www.galiciahoxe.com
Galicia É galiciae.com