A Fonsagrada town

A Fonsagrada


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A Fonsagrada is a town and municipality in the province of Lugo in the autonomous community of Galicia in northwest Spain which is 25 miles east-north-east of Lugo by road. Its population in 2004 was 5,007. A Fonsagrada is situated 3,166 feet (965 m) above sea-level on the watershed between the rivers Rodil and Suarna. Historically it was an important market for a variety of agricultural produce, and it manufactured linen and frieze for local trading.The history of Fonsagrada (traditional name) is linked to the pilgrimage Camino de Santiago. A variant of the Way, the Camino Primitivo, (the original path) goes through the municipality. The City Council of Burón was composed of the existing councils of Fonsagrada and Negueira de Muñiz. Subsequently, the council of Negueira de Muñiz separated from Fonsagrada. In 1943 the provincial council elected its mayor Benjamin Alvarez Fernandez to the position of prosecutor in courts in the First Legislature of the Spanish Courts (1943-1946), representing the municipalities of this province.

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A Fonsagrada is it’s a stopover point on The Camino Primitivo. You can reach Santiago de Compostela in 8 days.

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