Vigo, Galicia » City Info

Vigo, the Gateway to the Atlantic, has a great combination of ancient history, beautiful beaches and a modern cosmopolitan outlook. It is a lovely city that offers a warm welcome along with stunning surroundings. Its water reforms, beautiful landscapes, and friendly atmosphere give the seasoned traveller a unique experience. Travelling to Vigo is just like exploring heaven with your own eyes. With its strategic location in Galicia, Vigo provides the ideal environment for relaxation, pampering and enjoying the picturesque views of Ria de Vigo.

Autonomous CommunityGalicia
Area (municipality)109.1 km2 (42.1 sq.mi.)
Population (January 2020)Municipality: 296,692
Metro: 482,858
Time ZoneUTC+1(CET), Summer: UTC+2(CEST)

Vigo FAQs

Q.1) Where is Vigo located?

Ans: Vigo is located at the Ria of the Vigo on the Atlantic Ocean. It incorporates the 14th largest metropolitan area of Spain.

Q.2) What is the population of Vigo?

Ans: The population of Vigo is 296,692 as per January 2020 data.

Q.3) What is the time zone of Vigo?

Ans: Vigo follows CET (UTC+1) while in summer (DTS) time zone is CEST (UTC+2).

Q.4) How much is the area of Vigo?

Ans: The total area of Vigo is 109.1km² (42.1sq.mi.)

Q.5) What is the postal code and area code of Vigo?

Ans: The postal code and area codes of Vigo are 36200-36392 and +34 986 respectively.

Q.6) What are the languages spoken in Vigo?

Ans: As per 2013 data, 7.68% of the population speak Galician, 51.39% speak Spanish.

Q.7) How is the climate in Vigo?

Ans: Vigo enjoys an oceanic climate where summer is warmer (and drier), but winter tends to be milder. The average annual temperature in Vigo14°C (57°F).

Q.8) What are the main sights to watch in Vigo?

Ans: The main sights to watch in Vigo include:

  • Casco Vello (historic centre)
  • Porta do Sol, Policarpo Sanz and Alameda area 
  • Príncipe and Urzaiz Streets (commercial area)
  • Celtic Castro ruins
  • Castro fortress
  • Collegiate church of Santa Maria de Vigo

Q.9) What is the name of the famous newspaper(s) of Vigo?

Ans: The Faro de Vigo is the oldest newspaper in Spain, which is still in circulation and another is the Atlántico Diario.

Q.10) What is the currency of Vigo?

Ans: The currency of Vigo is the EURO.

Q.11) What is the Latin word of Vigo?

Ans: The name Vigo has been derived from the Latin word 'vicus'.

Q.12) What are the important phrases used in Vigo?

Ans: Important phrases used in Vigo

  • YES: si.
  • NO: no.
  • HELLO: hola.
  • GOODBYE: adios.
  • GOOD MORNING: buenos días.
  • GOOD AFTERNOON: Buenas tardes.
  • GOOD NIGHT: buenas noches.
  • PLEASE: por favour.
  • SORRY: lo siento.
  • THANK YOU: gracias.
  • DOCTOR: médico.
  • PHARMACY: farmacia.

Q.13) What are the common words used in Vigo?

Ans: The common words in Vigo

  • BIG/SMALL: grande/pequeño.
  • HOT/COLD: caliente/frío.
  • OPEN/CLOSED: abierto/cerrado.
  • GOOD/BAD: bueno/malo.
  • NEW/OLD: nuevo/viejo.
  • PUSH/PULL: empujar/tirar.
  • ENTRANCE/EXIT: entrada/salida.
  • LADIES/GENTLEMEN: señoras/señores.
  • FAR/NEAR: lejos/cerca.
  • LEFT/RIGHT: izquierda/derecha.
  • TAXI: taxi.
  • BUS: autobús.
  • BREAKFAST: desayuno.
  • LUNCH: comida.
  • DINNER: cena.
  • MENU: menú.
  • WINES: vinos.
  • DESSERT: postre.
  • THE BILL: la cuenta.

Q.14) What are emergency numbers in Vigo?

  • Emergencies: 112
  • Health emergencies: 061
  • National Police: 091
  • Local Police: 092

Q.15) Which religion is mainly followed in Vigo?

Ans: Like other Galicia cities, Vigo also follows mainly Catholic religion.

Q.16) What is the electric current-voltage in Vigo?

Ans: The electric current in Vigo is 220V, 50Hz.

Q.17) What are the visa requirements in Vigo?

Ans: For Vigo visa requirements, you can visit the visa requirements page. This will provide detailed information that you might be looking for.