Lugo

/looh"gaw/, n.
a city in NW Spain. 63,830.

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Italy
      town, Emilia-Romagna regione, northern Italy, just west of Ravenna. The arcaded marketplace, called the Pavaglione, and a 14th-century castle converted into the town hall are notable. The town was the scene of heavy fighting in World War II. An agricultural and commercial centre, Lugo produces wine, paper, footwear, and soap. Pop. (2006 est.) mun., 31,927.

Spain
      city, capital of Lugo provincia (province), in the comunidad autónoma (autonomous community) of Galicia, northwestern Spain. It lies on the Miño River, southeast of A Coruña (Coruña, A). Lugo originated as the Roman Lucus Augusti, and its Roman walls, which were added to UNESCO's World Heritage List (World Heritage site) in 2000, remain a public walkway. The city was occupied by Suebi (Suevi), Moors, and Normans and was recaptured by King Alfonso III of Asturias and Leon in the 10th century. Notable landmarks include the Gothic Church of San Francisco, the cloister of which is a national monument, and the Romanesque cathedral (begun 1129) with Gothic, Baroque, and Neoclassical additions. Lugo is a commercial centre with agricultural fairs and markets as well as meatpacking plants and lumber and machinery factories. Services, however, dominate the economy. Pop. (2006 est.) 84,588.

      provincia (province) in the comunidad autónoma (autonomous community) of Galicia, northwestern Spain, bordering the Bay of Biscay to the north. It was formed in 1833. Its 60-mile- (100-km-) long coastline, extending from Ribadeo to the Barquero Estuary, is dotted with small ports and fishing villages. The interior of the province is crossed by the western foothills of the Cantabrian Mountains and the Galician massif, interspersed with valleys dotted with hamlets, while the Miño River crosses southwest toward the Atlantic Ocean. Local medicinal springs account for some tourism, but the principal sources of income are agriculture, production of foodstuffs, and fishing. Lugo is one of the main Spanish producers of rye and potatoes, but cattle and pig breeding are more important economically. Industrial development received a strong impetus in 1980 with the opening of Spain's first aluminum plant at San Ciprián, including a major port facility and reservoir. The Lugo province is one of the major timber-producing regions in Spain. Besides Lugo city, the provincial capital, the most important towns and cities are Mondoñedo (episcopal see), Monforte de Lemos, Sarria, Villaba, and Vivero. Area 3,805 square miles (9,856 square km). Pop. (2007 est.) 355,176.

Vicente Rodriguez
 

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