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Betanzos is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°16′45″N 8°12′38″W / 43.27917°N 8.21056°W / 43.27917; -8.21056Coordinates: 43°16′45″N 8°12′38″W / 43.27917°N 8.21056°W / 43.27917; -8.21056
Kintra Spain
Autonomous commontyGalicie
ProvinceA Coruña
 • AlcaldeRamón García (PSOE)
 • Total24.19 km2 (9.34 sq mi)
36 m (118 ft)
 • Total13,522
 • Density560/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Brigantino, na
Betanceiro, ra; garelo/a
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Offeecial leid(s)Galicie
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Betanzos (Galician pronunciation: [beˈtanθuʃ]) is a municipality in the autonomous commonty o Galicie in northwastren Spain in the province o A Coruña. It belangs tae the comarca o Betanzos. In Roman times Betanzos war cried Carunium or Brigantium. Durin the Medieval period the dounset wis kent as Carunio.

Igrexa de San Francisco (St Francis Kirk)

The toun is locatit in a growthie valley close tae the Atlantic Ocean, an it haes ane o the best preservit auld quairters in Galicia. Notewirthy is the Igrexa de San Francisco (St Francis Kirk), erectit in 1387 bi order o coont Fernán Pérez de Andrade, whose tomb, decoratit wi huntin scenes, can be seen inside o the kirk. The Igrexa de Santiago (St James Kirk), biggit in the 15t hunderyear bi the guild o tailors, haes a main portal decoratit wi a horseback statue o Saunt James.

Ither sichts in the toun are several toun pailaces, a 16t-hunderyear clock touer, an the toun waws, which preserve three o thair oreeginal fower gates.

Thare are twa celebrations in Betanzos in August each year. At the festival o San Roque, a vera lairge paper balloon is launched. Later in August, decoratit boats sail alang the Mandeo river tae the nearbi Os Caneiros.

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