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Sanxenxo

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Beaches · Entertainment Centers · Nightlife
Sanxenxo is a municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra. It is situated in the southern part of the O Salnés region. It is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean in the estuaries of Pontevedra and Arousa, which lie in its western areas. The municipality has a population of 17,077 inhabitants (INE 2007).It is a popular tourism destination. Sanxenxo is widely regarded as the best and certainly the most exclusive beach resort in Galicia. Sanxenxo is a favorite resort for Spanish public figures such as Mariano Rajoy (Prime Minister of Spain) and Amancio Ortega (Co-Founder of the Inditex group).Sanxenxo welcomed the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-2006 started on November 12, 2005 from Vigo. The race organisation and the competing teams chose Sanxenxo as their base in Spain. An In Port race took place in Sanxenxo on November 5. It gave spectators a chance to see the race boats at close quarters.The 2013 edition of the Tour of Spain was held in the Rias Baixas, Galicia (Spain), between August 24 to September 14. Sanxenxo was the goal in the first stage of La Vuelta 2013 that began in Vilanova de Arousa in a Batea, a wooden platform out in the water used for farming of mussels, oysters and scallops.
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