Province of Lugo

Lugo
Provincia de Lugo
Province
Lugo Province
Flag of Lugo
Flag
Coat of arms of Lugo
Coat of arms
Lugo in Spain.svg
Country Spain
Autonomous communityGalicia
CapitalLugo
Government
 • BodyDiputación de Lugo
 • PresidentJosé Ramón Gómez Besteiro (Socialists' Party of Galicia)
Area
 • Total9,856 km2 (3,805 sq mi)
Area rank25th
Population (2008)
 • Total355,549
 • Rank37th
Demonym(s)Lugués (m), Luguesa (f)
Lucense
Postal code27---
ISO 3166 codeES-LU
Parliament15 deputies (out of 75)
Congress4 deputies (out of 350)
Senate4 senators (out of 264)
Websitehttp://deputacionlugo.gal/

Lugo is a province of northwestern Spain, in the northeastern part of the autonomous community of Galicia. It is bordered by the provinces of Ourense, Pontevedra, and A Coruña, the principality of Asturias, the State of León, and in the north by the Cantabrian Sea (Bay of Biscay).

The population is 356,595 (2006), of whom a quarter live in the capital Lugo. The capital city was an ancient Celtic settlement named in honour of the god Lugh (see Lyon), later Latinised as Lucus Augusti, and which became one of the three main important Galician-Roman centres alongside Braccara Augusta and Asturica Augusta (modern Braga and Astorga respectively). The province has 67 municipalities.

Languages

The vast majority of people have a common language which is Galician. Some people, especially the older generation, are monolingual and only speak Galician. There are only a few people bilingual in Galician and Castilian of the little over 10,000 inhabitants. Even in the capital, the vitality of the Galician language in conversation is very strong.

The inhabitants speak several variants of Galician in the province of Lugo. They have the characteristics of being the closest to León isoglosses and therefore also the Castilian language. So they have some grammatical and phonetic signs that are mistakenly considered influences of the Castilian or Leonese languages. However, the language of Galicia in Lugo, especially in non-coastal areas, is probably the most genuine in Galicia, due to almost no historic pressure[citation needed] of Castilian exercised on the rural population.

Other Languages
العربية: لوغو (مقاطعة)
Bân-lâm-gú: Lugo Séng
беларуская: Луга (правінцыя)
brezhoneg: Proviñs Lugo
čeština: Provincie Lugo
Cymraeg: Talaith Lugo
davvisámegiella: Lugo eanangoddi
Deutsch: Provinz Lugo
Ελληνικά: Λούγο (επαρχία)
Esperanto: Provinco Lugo
français: Province de Lugo
Gàidhlig: Lugo (provincia)
한국어: 루고 주
Հայերեն: Լուգո (գավառ)
Bahasa Indonesia: Provinsi Lugo
interlingua: Provincia Lugo
Kapampangan: Lugo (lalawigan)
Kiswahili: Mkoa wa Lugo
لۊری شومالی: لوگو (آستوٙن)
latviešu: Lugo province
Lëtzebuergesch: Provënz Lugo
lietuvių: Lugo provincija
მარგალური: ლუგოშ პროვინცია
Bahasa Melayu: Wilayah Lugo
Nederlands: Lugo (provincie)
日本語: ルーゴ県
norsk nynorsk: Provinsen Lugo
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Lugo (provinsiya)
português: Lugo (província)
română: Provincia Lugo
Simple English: Lugo (province)
српски / srpski: Покрајина Луго
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Lugo (provincija)
Türkçe: Lugo ili
українська: Луго (провінція)
Tiếng Việt: Lugo (tỉnh)
中文: 卢戈省