Viveiro

municipality in Lugo, Galicia, Spain

Viveiro (sometimes called Vivero) is a town and municipality. It is in the province of Lugo. Lugo is in the northwestern part of Galicia, Spain. As of 2010, over 16,000 people live in Viveiro.

Viveiro
Church of St. Francis
Church of St. Francis
Flag of Viveiro
Flag
Coat of arms of Viveiro
Coat of arms
CountrySpain
CommunityGalicia
ProvinceLugo
ComarcaMariña Occidental
Government
 • MayorMelchor Roel Rivas
Area
 • Total109.3 km2 (42.2 sq mi)
Elevation
12 m (39 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total16,211
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Viveirenses
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
27850
WebsiteOfficial website

FestivitiesEdit

The calendar of Viveiro holds several festivals, both religious and not.

CarnivalEdit

Viveiro has the oldest Carnival in Galicia. It is celebrated during the four days before Lent, from Saturday until Shrove Tuesday. It finishes on Tuesday with many floats travelling through the streets.

Saint James' dayEdit

Viveiro celebrates the St. James' Day Battle on July 25 at the Port of Celeiro. It has marines moving through the estuary of Viveiro in a well organised and orderly way, similar to a march.

Twinned townsEdit

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