Galicia is one of the autonomous communities of Spain located in the northwest of the Peninsula.
It has in Spain the official status of a Historic Nationality, with historical roots out of the Iron Age (Castro Culture) and where the Celtic were living in the last millennium BC. Somewhere in that period, Galicia got its “Celtic” name where-from also Celta de Vigo -the first division football club of Vigo- is carrying its name out.
Galicia is part of the really green, hilly and mountainous region located in the north-west of Spain. Galicia is located at the the Atlantic Coast with a long coast line and many estuarine inlets. The mountains rise up to around 2000 meter in the east and the south. The coastal areas are a combination of rias and cliffs, the low rias (Rías Baixas) in the south and the high rias (Rías Altas) in the north. Rias are submerged valleys where the sea penetrates tens of kilometers inland.
Galicia, with Santiago de Compostela as capital city, comprises 4 Provinces: A Coruña, Lugo, Ourense and Pontevedra. A Coruña (north) and Pontevedra (south) located at the Atlantic Coast, Lugo bordering at the Bay of Biscay and Ourense more inland.
GaliciaMotoTours is located in Vigo in the province of Pontevedra.
Galicia has a population of 2.731.406 in 2015 in a total area of 29,574 km2. Over 1,660 km is coastline, including its offshore islands and islets, among them Cíes Islands, Ons, Sálvora, Cortegada, and—the largest and most populated—A Illa de Arousa.
Vigo is considered the industrial and economic engine of Galicia with car factories, shipyards and auxiliary industry in both automotive and marine sectors.
One of the motors of this industrial area is the french factory PSA Peugeot Citroën which produces and ships its products out in the world from Vigo harbor, the largest fishing port in Europe.