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Information about SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA The name Santiago goes back to the Apostle James, who went to this most north-western part of Spain, called by the Romans "Finis Terrae", "end of the world", to preach and convert people to Christianity. Centuries later, the hermit Pelayo listened music in that wood and saw a shining. For this shining the place was called, in Latin, "Campus Stellae", field of the star, name that was lateron turned into Compostela. Santiago is, by tradition and by its personality, an open city with the hospitality as an icon of its identity, ready to show its history and its legends, to share the beauty of its streets and plazas to its visitors. Santiago is certainly one of Spain's most monumental towns, with a particular architectonical style all of its own, and yet it is a dynamic, youthful and active city. The capital of Galicia and the seat of the autonomic government of the region, Santiago is the proud home of a five hundred years old university and the center of many cultural activities of many kinds.
 
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Capital: Madrid
Area: 505,988 sq km (195,363 sq miles); includes Spanish North Africa km2
Population: 44,708,964
Electricity: 220 or 225 volts AC, 50Hz. Generally, round two-pin plugs and screw-type lamp fittings are in use.
IDD: +372
Emergency number: 091
Timezone: Mainland Spain/Balearics: GMT + 1. The Canary Islands: GMT (+2 Hrs MAR-OCT)

Language
Language: Spanish, Catalan (Catalonia), Galician (Galicia), Basque (Basque Country)

Government
Government: Parliamentary Monarchy

Religion
Religion: 96% Roman Catholic

Health
Health: Hepatitis A (sometimes).

Currency
Currency: Euro (EUR) 1.00 = 100 Cents

Exchange Rate
Exchange Rate: EUR 1.00 = USD 66.8382 = GBP 66.8382 = CHF 66.2032

Speed Limit
Speed Limit: Cities: 50 km/h, Outside cities: 90 km/h, Motorways: 120 km/h

Traffic
Traffic: Traffic drives on the right. Minimum age 18 years.

Driving License
Driving License: International or national license with official translation.

National Holidays
National holidays: Jan 1 New Year"s Day, Jan 6 Epiphany, Easter Holidays (variable), May 1 Workers" Day, Jun 24 Saint Juan, Aug 15 Assumption Day, Oct 12 Spain National Day, Nov 1 All Saints" Day, Dec 6 Constitution Day, Dec 8 Immaculate Conception, Dec 25 Christmas Day

Climate
Climate: Temperate; clear, hot summers in interior, more moderate and cloudy along coast; cloudy, cold winters in interior, partly cloudy and cool along coast

Temperatures
 
Temperatures:
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
A57101316212424201496
P393443484727111532534748
S566891112119655
A=Aver. Daily Temp. (°C)
P=Precipitation (mm)
S=Sunshine (Hrs/Month)

Mobile Network
Mobile Network: GSM 900/1800/3G 2100

GPS
GPS: 40 26 N, 3 42 W

Shopping Hours
Shopping Hours: Mon-Sat: 09.00-13.00 and 16.30-20.00. Most commercial stores and malls stay open from 10.00-22.00


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