Ourense - Ourense, Spain

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Ourense - Ourense, Spain

Ourense - Wikipedia

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Ourense (/oU’renseI/ oh–REN-say; Galician pronunciation: [ow’rensI]); Spanish pronunciation: Orense [o’rense]), is the capital and city of the province Ourense. It is located in northwestern Spain's autonomous community of Galicia. It lies on the Portuguese Way Path of St James (Camino de Santiago) and is cross by the Mino Barbana Lona, Barbana and Barbanica Rivers. A cidade das Burgas is [3] in Galician. This is due to its hot springs. It is one of Europe's most important cities with a rich thermal heritage. [4]

It is home to 105,233 people (2019), which accounts for 34.2%. It is also the third-largest city in Galicia. [5]

The city was home to 14.171 foreigners in 2019, which is 13.5% of its total population. The largest nationalities in the city are Portuguese (31.8%), Venezuelans (11.2%), and Romanians (7.9%). [6]

According to 2018, 32.3% of the population speak Galician and 17.1% speak Spanish. The rest speak both languages interchangeably. [7]

The Romans are responsible for the origin of the town and the existence of hot springs known as the Burgas. They can still be seen today. For the protection of one of the most convenient ways to cross the Mino River, fortification was necessary. Ourense, which was part of the Suebi kingdom (Suevi), was destroyed in 716 by the Moors. Alfonso III, a third of Asturias, rebuilt it in about 877. It was again destroyed by the Norse invasions and the Arab warlord Al-Mansur. Only Sancho II and Dona Elvira, his sister, managed to rebuild the city in the 11th century. It wasn't until the 12th century that Ourense became a major center for services that the definitive urban impulse was realized. To make the city more attractive, the city has been making many efforts to create new parks, bridges and fountains.