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Ourense
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Native name Ourense (Galician)
Spanish name Ourense
Website http://www.ourense.es/
Administration
Country Spain
Autonomous Community Galicia
Province Ourense
Comarca Ourense
Mayor Francisco Rodríguez (PSOE)
Geography
Land Area 85,2 km²
Altitude 132 m AMSL
Population
Population 108.137 (2007)
Density 1.269,21 hab./km² (2007)

Ourense (Spanish: Orense; Galician: Ourense) is a city in northwestern Spain, the capital of the province of Ourense in Galicia. Its population of 109,001 (2002) accounts for 30% of the population of the province.. Map of Ourense Ourense ( Castilian, Ourense) is a province of northwestern Spain, in the southeastern part of the autonomous community of Galicia. ... Image File history File links Sin_bandera. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Galician (Galician: galego, IPA: ) is a language of the Western Ibero-Romance branch, spoken in Galicia, an autonomous community with the constitutional status of historic nationality, located in northwestern Spain and small bordering zones in neighbouring autonomous communities of Asturias and Castilla y León. ... This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The term Administration, as used in the context of government, differs according to jurisdiction. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... Spains fifty provinces (provincias) are grouped into seventeen autonomous communities (comunidades aut nomas), in addition to two African autonomous cities (ciudades aut nomas) (Ceuta and Melilla). ... Galicia (Spain) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... Map of Ourense Ourense ( Castilian, Ourense) is a province of northwestern Spain, in the southeastern part of the autonomous community of Galicia. ... This is a list of the comarques (singular comarca) of Catalonia. ... Map showing the extention of this Galician Region Orense is a local region in the Galician Province of Orense. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Francisco Rodriguez can refer to different people: Francisco Rodríguez: a baseball player from Venezuela. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Altitude is the elevation of an object from a known level or datum. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... For other uses, see Density (disambiguation). ... Galician (Galician: galego, IPA: ) is a language of the Western Ibero-Romance branch, spoken in Galicia, an autonomous community with the constitutional status of historic nationality, located in northwestern Spain and small bordering zones in neighbouring autonomous communities of Asturias and Castilla y León. ... Map of Ourense Ourense ( Castilian, Ourense) is a province of northwestern Spain, in the southeastern part of the autonomous community of Galicia. ... Galicia (Spain) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...

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Location and Climate

The ancient city of Auria is located on both banks of the Minho (Miño) River in the south-central part of Galicia, at an elevation of 128 m above sea level. The city has a microclimate that brings abundant rainfall and allows for verdant vegetation on the nearby hills. Winters are mild with lows rarely falling below zero degrees Celsius. Because of the location in the river valley summers can be quite hot, often equalling temperatures of Andalusia. Many local families have apartments on the coast (Vigo is only an hour away by car) where they can escape the heat of July and August. Miño/Minho designates both the river as well as an adjacent Portuguese region Miño/Minho River The river is the longest in Galicia with an extension of 340 km. ... Location Location of Vigo Coordinates : Time Zone : General information Native name Vigo (Galician) Spanish name Vigo Nickname La Ciudad Olvica (The Olive City) Postal code 36xxx Website http://www. ...


The river divides a rather industrial western suburb, which contains the railroad station, from the main town. Three highway and one railroad bridge cross the river in addition to the famous Roman Bridge, which is now closed to vehicle traffic.


History

Template:Ourense Province Population The origin of the town can be traced to the Romans and the presence of hot springs called the Burgas. These can still be seen today. There was also the need to fortify the place to protect one of the easiest ways to cross the Miño River. After the Romans, Ourense was part of the Suebi (Suevi) kingdom during most of the 5th, 6th, and 7th centuries and was destroyed by the Moors in 716. It was later rebuilt by Alfonso III of Asturias about 877. The Norse invasions as well as attacks from the Arab warlord Al-Mansur once more laid the city to waste. It was only under Sancho II and his sister Doña Elvira that the city was resettled during 11th century. The definitive urban impulse did not arrive until the 12th century when Ourense became an important center of services. Ourense is also well-known for the famous photographer José Fernández Santos (born 1974). For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... The Suebi or Suevi were a Germanic people whose origin was near the Baltic Sea . ... Europe in 450 The 5th century is the period from 401 to 500 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era. ... The 6th century is the period from 501 - 600 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era. ... The 7th century is the period from 601 - 700 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era. ... For other uses, see moor. ... Events April 19 - The monastery on the Island of Iona celebrates Easter on the Roman date. ... Alfonso III (c. ... The Danes take Exeter Indravarman II succeeds Jayavarman III as ruler of the Khmer Empire. ... pooperson he was the first bisexual man to have a heshe baby This article is abliph Al Mansur of Baghdad. ... Sancho II (1040-1072), called the Strong, or in Spanish, el Fuerte, was king of Castile (1065-1072) and León (1072). ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century was that century which lasted from 1001 to 1100. ... (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ...


Sightseeing

Although mainly a town of services, Ourense is not without its tourist sites. The town has three parts: the medieval, the area of 19th-century expansion, and the modern perimeter. Many who pass by on the highway linking Madrid to Vigo are unaware of the medieval quarter, with its narrow streets and tiny plazas. Once an area of a certain dilapidated charm the area is now undergoing renovation and is full of typical restaurants and bars patronized by the university students of the town. The Plaza Mayor is the center of city life with its arcaded shops and the simple, but beautiful Town Hall.


The cathedral is the most important monument in Ourense. This cathedral (founded 572; rebuilt in the 13th century) is the second oldest in Galicia. It occupies the same site as the Suevian basilica that stood there in earlier times. Romanesque in structure, but with a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic styles, it is rather hidden away but, contains a façade with the Door of Paradise in imitation of the Door of Glory of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Inside, the Capilla del Cristo, or Christ's Chapel (16th century), contains a crucifix venerated throughout Galicia. Events Emperor Bidatsu ascends the throne of Japan. ... Galicia (Spain) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Suebi or Suevi were a Germanic people whose origin was near the Baltic Sea . ... South transept of Tournai Cathedral, Belgium, 12th century. ... The Obradoiro façade of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela: an all-but-Gothic composition generated entirely of classical details Santiago de Compostela Cathedral is situated in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. ...


The Miño is crossed at Ourense by one of the most remarkable bridges in Spain, the Ponte Vella. With Roman foundations, it was reconstructed by Bishop Lorenzo in 1230 but frequently repaired since then; it has seven arches and a central span of 150 feet (45 m). Now closed to automobile traffic, it is worth a crossing to contemplate the swirling waters of the Miño below. Events Kingdom of Leon unites with the Kingdom of Castile. ...


Another must is the former episcopal palace, which houses the Provincial Archaeological Museum. The collections found therein comprise an interesting series of the Bronze Age, as well as various Roman and Romanesque objects.


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Industry

Traditionally the town had sawmills, flour mills, iron foundries, and some light industries, but most of this has disappeared. Nearby in the industrial zone of San Cibrao das Viñas are many light industries including several important clothing factories. One of the most important fashion designers of Spain, Adolfo Dominguez, is from Ourense. Image File history File links File links The following pages link to this file: Ourense ... Situation in Ourense in Galicia San Cibrao das Viñas is a municipality in Ourense (province) in the Galicia region of north-west Spain. ... Adolfo Domínguez is a Spanish fashion designer. ...


As a producer, Ourense is world renowned as a producer of European chestnuts (Castanea sativa). Binomial name Castanea sativa Mill. ...


Barallete

Barallete was the name of an argot employed by the traditional knife-sharpeners and umbrella holders (afiadores e paragüeiros) of Ourense. It was based on the Galician language as spoken in Ourense, but its users substituted everyday words with invented ones of no linguistic connection, making it impossible for other people to understand it. Barallete was the name of an argot employed by the peripatetic knife-sharpeners and umbrella holders (afiladores y paraguerios) of the Galician city of Ourense. ... Argot (French for slang) is primarily slang used by various groups, including but not limited to thieves and other criminals, to prevent outsiders from understanding their conversations. ... Galician (Galician: galego, IPA: ) is a language of the Western Ibero-Romance branch, spoken in Galicia, an autonomous community with the constitutional status of historic nationality, located in northwestern Spain and small bordering zones in neighbouring autonomous communities of Asturias and Castilla y León. ...


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Ourense - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (735 words)
Ourense (Galician: Ourense; Spanish: Orense) is a town in northwestern Spain, the capital of the province of Ourense in Galicia.
After the Romans, Ourense was part of the Suebi (Suevi) kingdom during most of the 5th, 6th, and 7th centuries and was destroyed by the Moors in 716.
It was based on the Galician language as spoken in Ourense, but its users substituted everyday words with invented ones of no linguistic connection, making it impossible for other people to understand it.
GALICIA GUIDE | Ourense Index | Spain (747 words)
Ourense also spelt "Orense", is both a major city and a seperate province of the Galician region of Spain.
Ourense is is a historic capitol with much to endear it to the tourist and, like Santiago, A Coruna and Pontevedra, it has played a key role in defining the region of Galicia, upon which this guide focuses.
Ourense is sited on the banks of the Mino river and the old part of town has had its geography determined by a combination of the rivers course and a trade route, the “Ruta de la Plata”.
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