Mos, Spain

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Concello de Mos
Paisaxe Mos.jpg
Official seal of Concello de Mos
Situation of Mos within Galicia
Situation of Mos within Galicia
Coordinates: 42°13′N 8°36′W / 42.217°N 8.600°W / 42.217; -8.600Coordinates: 42°13′N 8°36′W / 42.217°N 8.600°W / 42.217; -8.600
ParroquiasTameiga, Sanguiñeda, Pereiras, Cela, Louredo, Guizán, Dornelas, Petelos, Torroso and Mos
Government
 • Alcalde (Mayor)Nidia Arévalo (PPdeG)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total15,142
 (INE)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CET)

Mos is a municipality in the province of Pontevedra in Galicia, Spain. Mos is adjacent to Vigo.

The Louro River floods through Mos from north to south, making the municipality a valley region.

There is no significant urban nucleus and most of the population live scattered across the municipality. Family-owned farms and vineyards are very common.

Weather[edit]

The key feature of the climate of Mos is the existence of two very different microclimates, a mountain and a valley, represented near Comber and O Porriño, respectively. The average temperature is 14.05 °C.

Education[edit]

Mos has a high school, the IES de Mos.

Mos is home to the O Castro British School, which starts from nursery through to KS4.[2]

Economy[edit]

Mos has a strong industry,[citation needed] and because of its geographical position between Vigo and the Portuguese border, it is crossed by many transport infrastructures. Recently,[when?] the announcement of the construction of a high-speed railway track and a new highway has resulted in numerous demonstrations and protests.

Government[edit]

Since December 2008, the municipality has been governed by Nidia Arévalo, former People's Party councilor after a vote of no confidence.

Communications[edit]

Four major roads cross southern Galicia Mos: the N-550 (Tui - A Coruña), AP-9 (Atlantic Highway), the A-52 (Vigo, Ourense) and A-55 (Vigo-Portugal).

Vigo Airport (VGO) is partially in the boundaries of Mos.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ O Castro British School