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Verín
Coat o airms o Verín
Coat o airms
Location o Verín
Location o Verín
Verín is locatit in Spain
Verín
Verín
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 41°56′27″N 7°26′9″W / 41.94083°N 7.43583°W / 41.94083; -7.43583Coordinates: 41°56′27″N 7°26′9″W / 41.94083°N 7.43583°W / 41.94083; -7.43583
Kintra Spain
Autonomous commonty Galicie
ProvinceOurense
ComarcaVerín
Govrenment
 • AlcaldeJuan Manuel Jiménez Morán (2007) (PP)
Area
 • Total93.9 km2 (36.3 sq mi)
Elevation
373 m (1,224 ft)
Population
 (2009)
 • Tot14,391
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Verinés, sa Verinense
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Offeecial leid(s)Galicie
WabsteidOffeecial wabsteid

Verín is a smaw ceety in the autonomous commonty o Galicie, Spain locatit in the southeast of the province o Ourense. The population o the concello (municipality) is aboot 14,433. It is located 70 kilometers east o the provincial caipital o Ourense an 15 kilometers north o the Portuguese ceety o Chaves. The Tâmega River flows throu the toun.

The toun is linkit wi Madrid an Ourense bi the fower-lane A-52 (Autovia das Rias Baixas) an bi the N-525. The main railwey line linkin Ourense tae Madrid passes throu muntains north o the toun, but the nearest station is at La Gudiña, 31 km tae the east.

Verín is a toun o services wi declinin agricultural activity. Thare is a denominatit wine region—Monterrey—locatit in the surroondin aurie. Thare are three mineral watter bottlin plants in the toun an aw: Cabreiroá, Fontenova an Sousas.

Carnival here is ane o the maist oreeginal in Spain wi the Cigarrón, maskit figurs runnin throu the streets brandishin whips an makin a interestin soond caused bi cou bells tee'd tae their waists (See zanpantzar for a similar tradeetion in the Pyrenees). Iverything haes a medieval air, wi little influence frae the Brazilian-style carnival, which haes become popular in ither Spainyie an Portuguese ceeties.


Verín haes ane major tourist sicht, which is Monterrey Castle, a huge complex loomin ower the rather nan-descript urban aurie. It is aboot twa kilometers in the direction o Ourense on the auld heichgate, turnin aff on the richt tae climb twa kilometers, passin a winery on the left. Thare is a parador next tae the castle.

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