Lugo

Lugo (/ˈlɡ/ LOO-goh, Galician: [ˈluɣʊ]; Latin: Lucus Augusti) is a city in northwestern Spain in the autonomous community of Galicia. It is the capital of the province of Lugo. The municipality had a population of 98,025 in 2018, making it the fourth most populous city in Galicia.[2]

Lugo
City
View from the Roman wall of Lugo and its Cathedral
Lugo
Coordinates: 43°01′N 7°33′W
CountrySpain
RegionGalicia
ProvinceLugo
ComarcaLugo
Government
  TypeMayor–council
  BodyConcello de Lugo
  MayorLara Méndez López (PSdeG)
Area
  Total332 km2 (128 sq mi)
Elevation
465 m (1,526 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
  Total98,025
  Density300/km2 (760/sq mi)
Time zoneCET (GMT +1)
  Summer (DST)CEST (GMT +2)
Postcode
from 27001 to 27004
Area code(s)+34-982
ISO 3166-2ES-LU
Patron SaintSaint Froilán
Websitehttp://concellodelugo.gal/

Lugo is the only city in the world to be surrounded by completely intact Roman walls, which reach a height of 10 to 15 metres (33 to 49 feet) along a 2,117-metre (6,946 ft) circuit ringed with 71 towers. The walk along the top is continuous round the circuit, and features ten gates. These 3rd century walls are protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The bridge over the Miño is essentially of Roman date, though many repairs over the centuries have effaced its Roman character. It is along the Camino Primitivo path of the Camino de Santiago.