Ferrol, Spain

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Ferrol
Municipality
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Location of Ferrol within Galicia
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Ferrol (Spain)
Coordinates: 43°29′04″N08°13′58″W / 43.48444°N 8.23278°W / 43.48444; -8.23278 Coordinates: 43°29′04″N08°13′58″W / 43.48444°N 8.23278°W / 43.48444; -8.23278
Country Spain
Autonomous community Galicia
Province A Coruña
Comarca Ferrol
Fishing Village 1st century BC
Christian Outpost 8th century
Royal Arsenal 16th century
Royal Dockyard 18th century
Parishes Brión, A Cabana, Covas, Doniños, Esmelle, Ferrol, A Graña, Leixa, Mandiá, Marmancón, A Mariña, Trasancos, Serantes
Government
  Type Mayor–council
  BodyConcello de Ferrol
   Mayor Ángel Mato Escalona (PSdeG-PSOE)
Area
  Total81.9 km2 (31.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2018) [1]
  Total66,799
  Density820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) ferrolan (m), ferrolana (f)
Time zone CET (GMT +1)
  Summer (DST)CEST (GMT +2)
Postcode
15401–15406
Area code +34 981
Website http://www.ferrol.gal/
Ferrol, Spain
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Ferrol (Galician pronunciation:  [feˈrɔl] ) is a city in the Province of A Coruña [2] in Galicia, on the Atlantic coast in north-western Spain, in the vicinity of Strabo's Cape Nerium (modern day Cape Prior). [3] [4] [2] [5] According to the 2021 census, the city has a population of 64,785, making it the seventh largest settlement in Galicia. With Eume to the south and Ortegal the north, Ferrol forms the Ferrolterra comarca, and together with A Coruña forms the second largest conurbation in Galicia, with a total population of 640,000 in 2016.

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The harbour, for depth, capacity and safety, is not equalled by many in Europe. The entrance is very narrow, [6] commanded by forts, and may even be shut by a boom. [7] [8] [9]

The city has been a major naval shipbuilding centre for most of its history, being the capital of the Spanish Navy's Maritime Department of the North since the time of the early Bourbons. [6] Before that, in the 17th century, [10] [11] [12] [13] Ferrol was the most important arsenal [2] [14] [15] in Europe. Today, the city contains some of the major shipbuilding yards of the Navantia Group.

As the birthplace of the dictator Francisco Franco in 1892, the municipality was officially named after him as "El Ferrol del Caudillo" from September 1938 to December 1982. [16] It was also the birthplace of the founder of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), Pablo Iglesias, in 1850.

The city is one of the starting points of the English Way [17] path of the Camino de Santiago. [18] Because of the modern requirement that pilgrims must travel 100 km by foot in order to be officially recognized, Ferrol is the preferred starting point for pilgrims traversing the English Way.

Toponym and etymology

The first historical mention of this settlement, then called Burum [19] [20] [21] as well as Arotebrarum Portum [22] in the history of Pomponius Mela, [22] a Roman historian who wrote in the year AD 43 detailing a description of the Portus Magnus Artabrorum, [23] [24] the "great port of the Artabri". The current toponym Ferrol, though, can only be traced back to the Middle Ages; a document of 1087 [25] instances sancto Iuliano de Ferrol, nearby the monastery of San Martín de Jubia (12th century, in Romanesque style), where Ferrol is probably the local evolution of the genitive form of the Latin name Ferreolus; Ferrol was probably, in origin, the estate of one Ferreolus. [26] In 1982 the government of Spain adopted officially Ferrol in consonance with its long history and tradition. [27] [28]

Another theory with regards to the etymology of the locative name Ferrol and potential origins is Ferro, Latin for Iron as these parts from Roman times and earlier have been places rich in metals specially Iron and Tin but also Gold and Silver. Possibly, as the bay of Ferrol was such a well guarded port that the old fishing village would have been named after the metal by traders [29] reaching the enclave, in other words: Ferrol.

Alternatively, the name comes from the legend of a Breton saint, Ferreol, who arrived here on a ship, amid a chorus of seven sirens.[ citation needed ] Another tradition says that Ferrol proceeds from farol, alluding to the heraldic figure that appears on the coat of arms of the city. [30] However, according to experts, the origin of the arms of Ferrol goes back only to the eighteenth century, and there are also several variants used over time, without having been set in accordance with the applicable legislation since the 1990s. [31] The combination of two words that can mean either 'port – close', 'landing on pillars'[ citation needed ] or a Ferreoli Domini, "the lord of Ferreol", a veiled allusion to the town, which could have had a church under the patronage of St. Ferreol.

History

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Ferro city hall

The existence of prehistoric human settlements in this Galician city is backed up by the abundance of burial chambers, megalithic monuments as well as Petroglyphs and other archaeological findings. [32] The Phoenicians [33] [29] [34] established in this area different dried and salted cod stations and their presence together with the presence of the Ancient Greeks is well documented by historians like Herodotus, Strabo, Pomponius Mela, just to mention a few classic ones including Ptolemy. [35] In Roman times, in the 1st century BC, a fishing port existed which also trade in metals (like Silver, [36] Gold, [37] [38] Tin [39] and Iron [40] ) as well as wild horses [39] in the bay of Ferrol in the neighbourhood of Nerium [41] there is a place called Narahio [42] famous for its medieval castle which phonetically resembles a bit Strabo's Nerium [32] modern day Cape Prior [41] in these parts of Iberia dominated in ancient times by the Artabri [43] (or Arrotrebae [44] [45] ) giving name to the Portus Magnus Artabrorum [41] (Form not just by the bay of Ferrol but the three rias of Ferrol, Betanzos and Corunna). Ferrol, was then, just as it is today a first class natural harbour, in the treacherous waters [33] of the Atlantic, very well guarded, not surprisingly, described often in history as the best natural port in Europe. [46]

After the fall of the Western Roman Empire [47] the whole Iberian Peninsula, including Ferrol, was raided by the Vandals and incorporated in 411 to the Suebic Kingdom of Galicia; [48] their kingdom was incorporated in 584 by Leovigild to the Visigothic Kingdom. [49]

After the collapse of the "Suebic-Visigothic state" these Christian parts of Iberia saw very little change, in comparison with other parts of the Iberian peninsula, becoming part of the Kingdom of Asturias [2] as early as 750AD. [50] [51] A period marked at the beginning with the massive shock and shake, and destruction of one state, followed by the humble-at-first but firm-and-quick rebirth of the "Christian Visigothic State" in the mountains and green pastures of the Atlantic North of the Iberian Peninsula.

Over time, Asturias [52] would split into further Christian kingdoms making these parts to change hands from one monarch to the next: first Galicia, then Leon and finally Castile.

The castle of San Felipe at the entrance of the harbour Castelo de San Filipe, Brion, Ferrol, Galiza.jpg
The castle of San Felipe at the entrance of the harbour

Ferrol served as a strategic safe port [53] during the Hundred Years' War, [54] sided the House of Trastamara during the Castilian Civil War and as a personal reward to Fernan Perez de Andrade, in 1371, Henry II [55] gave the town to the powerful Andrade family. [56]

In 1568 [57] [58] a fire reduced to rubble the old medieval town; [59] in the same period some parts of the existing fortifications at the entrance of the estuary were built. [60] As a naval base, at that time the town was considered more important as a Royal Arsenal than as a safe harbour. [61] [62]

With the arrival of the Bourbons in the 18th century, Ferrol became a leading naval centre. [63] Ferrol was made Capital of the Maritime Department of the North, formed under Ferdinand VI and Charles III for the defence of the Spanish Colonial Empire in America. [64] Rapid improvements followed, notably under the leadership of the Marquis of Ensenada, and the position of Ferrol was made almost unassailable from the sea, the difficulties of disembarking troops on its precipitous coast being strengthened by a renewed line of fortresses and newly built castles, including that of San Carlos.

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Neoclassical church Igrexa Castrense de San Francisco
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Co-Cathedral of Ferrol

The Royal Dockyards of A Graña and Ferrol (Reales Astilleros de Esteiro), built between 1726–1783, [66] [67] produced ships protected with copper sheets from the rolling mills of Xubia. In 1772, The Spanish Royal Academy of Naval Engineers of Ferrol, the first such academy in Spain, was created. For the most laborious works of the harbour six hundred forced-labour galley-convicts were employed in the harbour. [68] [69]

Ferrol is famous [70] in the history of the struggle between the Spanish Empire and the British for being one of the only enclaves in the world, together with Cartagena de Indias, that always resisted occupation successfully: mostly, because Ferrol was virtually impossible to blockade in the age of sail, as strong westerly winds would take any blockading force away along the treacherous north coast of Spain where they had no safe haven. The geography of Ferrol meant that an entire Spanish fleet could slip out on a single tide. By the time the British were able to resume the blockade, the Spanish would be safely away and out to sea. Despite these advantages, a decline set during the reign of Charles IV, and in 1800, during the Ferrol Expedition (1800), after the defences had been reduced, a British fleet of 109 vessels landed troops on the beach of Doniños to take the Castle of San Felipe. Although only equipped with meagre artillery, the castle's small defence force under the command of Count Donadio together with a sizable number of volunteer citizens of Ferrol, successfully resisted the attack and the fleet withdrew. The alliance with the United Kingdom during the Peninsular War of 1808–1814 failed to prevent the deterioration in the town’s fortunes. The arsenals and fortresses were abandoned and they were easily occupied by the French in 1809. [71]

When the war with Napoleonic France was over, many of the South American colonies [72] chose to break apart from their mother country and the shipyards of Ferrol went into a serious decline losing most of its civilian, clergy and military population, and henceforth, by 1824, Ferrol had a population of just 10,000 civilian and about 6,000 military personnel (stationed locally if not permanently, at least during most of the year) with its mathematical school for marine artillerists, the pilot school, and Academy for the Guardas Marinas [73] almost completely empty in contrast with the glorious years of abundance [74] [75] known before the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. [76]

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Aerial view of the city (2009)

Ferrol only built two ships of the line between 1794 and 1845, [77] [78] although nine frigates and a considerable number of smaller warships were also built between these dates. And silent for half a century, it lost its title of capital under Ferdinand VII. However, there was a massive renovation during Cardinal Alberoni's leadership and in just a few years fourteen great line-of -battle-ships were launched. New activities sprang up and Ferrol was employing 2,000 workmen [79] constantly on its foundries, now in full operation. A School of Naval Engineers [78] was established where 40 pupils were learning the scientific principles of their profession, under a competent staff of instructors bred in England and France. So successful in bringing the worlds most advanced technologies was the administration of the Marquis de Molina, [80] Spanish Minister for Naval affairs, that by 1858 the Royal Dockyards of Ferrol was launching Spain's first steam propelled ship which was the first iron-hulled too.

The second half of the 19th century brought to the Royal Dockyards of Ferrol not just plenty of work but social and political tensions [81] [82] which ended up in the failed republican uprising of 1872. [83] [84] Steamers between Ferrol and the port of Havana in Spanish Cuba were operating frequently, back then, so, shipyard workers who got themselves into trouble with the local authorities in Ferrol, for one reason or another always thought of the Spanish Main as a possibility. [85] [86]

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Art Nouveau building in Ferrol, designed by Rodolfo Ucha

During this period, same as it is nowadays, and just like it was in the days of the Armada, the Bay of Ferrol always attracted and still attracts numerous ships seeking repairs or refuge after meeting with disaster [87] [88] or rough waters trying to cross the Bay of Biscay on bad weather. Such was the case of Cleopatra, carrying one of the two Cleopatra Needles, [89] [90] the one standing today on the Thames Embankment in London, UK. It arrived in Ferrol on 19 October 1877 after tragedy and almost sinking off the west coast of France five days earlier. There is a plaque commemorating the event and those who died to be seen at the base of the Needle in London.

Ten years after the Spanish–American War of 1898, [91] [92] [93] in which Spain lost Cuba [94] and the Philippines, the Antonio Maura Government, in an attempt to restore the Spanish Navy and Spanish shipbuilding industry, hired the Spanish Society for Naval Construction, [95] whose major investors were a British-Spanish-Association [59] taking contracts In the following proportions: 40% Vickers Sons and Maxim, [96] 30% Marquis of Comillas of the Spanish Transatlantic Company, 30% Biscay Furnace Company, [97] all the previously state owned shipbuilding yards, workshops, foundries and dry docks at Ferrol were handed over to the technical expertise of some of finest British shipbuilders: John Brown, Vickers [98] [96] and Armstrong [99] now in charge of building the new Spanish Fleet. [100]

For a period of sixteen years, all the technicians were exclusively British, and the situation was not altered till 1925 when the management was taken over by Spanish engineers, as one of the new policies introduced by the then newly created government, including ministers both civil and military, of the dictator Miguel Primo de Rivera [101] (1923–1930). The arrival of the British coincided with the construction of a local electric-powered trolley streetcar's line (1924–1961). [102]

In sight of the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, and because there was fear of social unrest in the naval station, the Foreign Office in London, [103] [104] organized a ship to repatriate all the remaining British citizens and on 22 July 1936 HMS Witch) [105] departed from Ferrol back to Britain. At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) the shipbuilding yards, workshops, foundries and dry docks in Ferrol were taken over by the state and fully nationalized in 1945 under the name "Bazán", later renamed "IZAR", and, starting from January 2005, Navantia. The town was the birthplace of Francisco Franco, after whom the city was officially known as El Ferrol del Caudillo from 1938 to 1982. The end of the Spanish State and the arrival of democracy in 1978 did not help Ferrol, [106] [107] and from 1982 to the early 1990s, the city confronted numerous problems due to a decline in the naval sector. The beginning of the new millennium however has been a time of economic expansion and prosperity in general. [108] A new motorway and an outer-port [109] have been built as well as numerous arcades and shopping centres mostly in the outskirts of the city between Ferrol and Naron which basically is the same metropolitan area and young shoppers with their families tend to make their big family shopping as well as weekend day out with the family attracted to all the amenities like bowling, cafeterias, fast food outlets, cinemas and sports facilities.

The Spanish Squadron, as always have done from times immemorial, [110] [111] loves taking part in Naval demonstrations and at the beginning of the 21st century Ferrol hosted the large NATO Maritime Exercise Loyal Mariner (RN) back in June 2008. [112]

The Ferrol Terminus railway station, connecting Lugo to Ferrol, branching off from the line from Madrid to nearby Corunna, was sanctioned by the Cortes in Madrid as early as 1865 but it took many decades till its final inauguration in 1904. A century later more of the same happened with the High Speed Railway AVE; so it took as late as 2013 [113] till inauguration day.

From September 2017, [114] a new local railway branch serving the outer-port of Ferrol (known as Canelinas-Ferrol container-port) the inside of the bay docks and the Ferrol Terminus railway station has been given a green light to start constructing and very soon operating I’m sure moving loads of modern containers in and out of Ferrol and distributing goods throughout Galicia and the rest of Spain and Europe. There was a similar small railway local branch operating here from the early years of the 20th century with the difference that at that time, Ferrol itself and its ports were intended solely for the Royal Navy and its shipyards, [69] and henceforth not open to the general commerce per se, even though, historically, there have been many local exceptions like; PEMSA (Timber), PYSBE (Dry-Cod) and HISPANIA (Pencils) all three very good examples without forgetting: manufactures of hats, paper, leather, naval stores and hardware as well as other local items for export like: corn, wine, brandy, vinegar, pilchards and herrings (and other produce of Ferrol's own fisheries) [115]

Climate

As in most of Galicia, Ferrol climate is a humid oceanic climate, characterised by year-long mild temperatures, rainy winters, and relatively dry summers, although slightly wetter than the typical Spanish mediterranean climate during the summer season.

Climate data for Ferrol, Galicia (Spain) (2002–2010)
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)13.3
(55.9)
14.1
(57.4)
15.8
(60.4)
17.2
(63.0)
18.9
(66.0)
22.1
(71.8)
23.2
(73.8)
23.9
(75.0)
23.4
(74.1)
19.8
(67.6)
15.8
(60.4)
13.9
(57.0)
18.4
(65.1)
Daily mean °C (°F)10.2
(50.4)
10.2
(50.4)
11.8
(53.2)
12.9
(55.2)
14.8
(58.6)
17.9
(64.2)
19.0
(66.2)
19.7
(67.5)
18.4
(65.1)
15.7
(60.3)
12.5
(54.5)
10.3
(50.5)
14.5
(58.1)
Average low °C (°F)7.3
(45.1)
7.0
(44.6)
8.4
(47.1)
9.4
(48.9)
11.2
(52.2)
14.3
(57.7)
15.5
(59.9)
16.4
(61.5)
14.8
(58.6)
12.4
(54.3)
9.6
(49.3)
7.3
(45.1)
11.1
(52.0)
Average rainfall mm (inches)140
(5.5)
97
(3.8)
102
(4.0)
97
(3.8)
75
(3.0)
57
(2.2)
51
(2.0)
38
(1.5)
50
(2.0)
183
(7.2)
208
(8.2)
157
(6.2)
1,257
(49.5)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm)17111311117766141715137
Mean monthly sunshine hours 7912415819421823826124821713995902,060
Source: MeteoGalicia [116]

Demography

Ferrol, Spain

Histogram of population evolution of Ferrol from 1877. (From: Censos de población INE )

Economy

  1. Primary IndustriesAgriculture (Horse Breeding), Aquaculture (Fish Farming), Fishing (Specializing in the Atlantic Shoals), Important Mines (ENDESA), NTFPs (Forestry), Quarries and Timber.
  2. Secondary IndustriesShipbuilding, Ship Engines, Turbines (Wind Mills and Ships), Electrical Equipment, Ironworks, Fashion (Textiles), Food (Canned Fish) and Wood-Made Products.
  3. Tertiary IndustriesMercantile, Fishing and Military Ports, Restaurants, News Media (Ferrol TV/Diario de Ferrol), Hotels (Barceló Almirante/Pazo Libunca), Leisure and Tourism (World Surf Competitions, Popular Transatlantic Steamships Stop), Consulting, Health Care/Hospitals (Arquitecto Marcide Hospital Complex), Education (Schools, Colleges/ESENGRA and Universities/UNED/PERITOS) and Public Utilities, Franchises (main brand names and designer label's shops), Wholesale (Navy Suppliers/Anton-Martin) and Retail Industries (El Corte Inglés/Alcampo).
  4. Quaternary Sector IndustriesNaval, Electrical and Mechanical Equipment together with New Technologies.

Festivals

Event NameTranslation into (in Spanish)Event Date
The Three Kings Parade Desfile de los Reges Magos 6 January
Saint Julian's Day [117] Día de San Julián7 January
Carnival Festival [118] Festival de CarnavalFebruary or March
Saint Josephine's Night [119] Noche de las Pepitas18 March
Holy Week Celebration [120] Semana Santa March or April
Chamorro's Day [121] Día de ChamorroMarch or April
Horse Riding Competitions [122] Competiciones de Hípica April
Galician Literature Day Día de las Letras Gallegas 17 May
Corpus Christi Celebrations [123] Corpus Christi May or June
St. John's Eve [124] Víspera de San Juan 23 June
Our Lady of Mount Carmel´s Day [125] Día del Carmen 16 July
Celtic Music Festival Festival de Música Celta 29 July
Traditional Horse Events [126] Festivales Equinos Tradicionales August
Surf Championships Competiciones de Surf August
Ferrol Summer Festival [127] Fiestas de Verano de Ferrol August
Battle of Mount Brion [128] Batalla del Monte de Brión 25-26 August
Saint Raymond's Day [129] Día de San Ramón31 August

International relations

Twin towns – Sister cities

Ferrol is twinned with:

Notable people

See also

Notes

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  117. This is a very special day because Saint Julian [ dubious ] is the patron saint of Ferrol. On this day all the locals enjoy having a gorgeous traditional sweet rice pudding following a local recipe as they have been doing for so long that nobody can tell for sure when this ancient tradition really started.
  118. Also known as "O'Antroido" in Galician.
  119. On Saint Josephine's Night all the men of Ferrol take to the streets with their guitars and other musical instruments, wearing traditional gear design for purpose, to sing beautiful songs to every woman young and old, particularly those with the name Josephine or “Peppa” (which means Josephine in Spanish, hence “Noche de la Pepitas”, literally “Night of the young Peppas”).
  120. The Holy Week celebrations of Ferrol were declared of National Interest by Spanish Government in 1996. (in Spanish) Official website of one of the organisers “Cofradias de Dolores”
  121. Every year at the end of the Holy Week the city of Ferrol celebrates a bank holiday devoted to the Holy Virgin Mary at mount Chamorro where a shrine was built by the Andrade family about a century earlier than the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus in 1492.
  122. The best known one is organised by FIMO and is known as "Equiocio" (in English) Official website of Turgalicia about EQUIOCIO
  123. For "Corpus Christi" Ares and other localities of Ferrolterra, following an ancient Christian tradition, celebrate and rejoice plentiful in style, covering the main streets of their city centres with colourful flowery carpets.
  124. St. John's Eve (or Bonfire Night) is celebrated in all the parishes of Ferrolterra with the lighting of bonfires.
  125. This special day is celebrated in different ways throughout the different parishes of Ferrolterra; while some of them enjoy preparing beautiful floral offerings dedicated to the Virgin Mary pretty much in the “Corpus Christi” carpets fashion, others are more inclined to organize a small sea or land procession if not a food party.
  126. In different parts of Ferrolterra, particularly in the Sierra da Capelada where horse breeding is an important industry, there is an interesting celebration of Celtic roots involving food, music and horses. This is a “Rapa das Bestas” where the newly born horses are marked and have their hair cut as the major part of the event. Of course, the whole event and festivity is open to all visitors.
  127. Usually involves different activities like theatrical performances, rock concerts, fireworks and all sorts of organized entertainment.
  128. Literally, a re-enactment of the battle which took place in Ferrol between the British and the local Spaniards in the year 1800 where the British, the belligerent force, were driven out from their attempt to capture the most important naval station of Spain in northern Iberia. There were well founded reasons for the British to believe that the Spaniards were going to take side with Napoléon a few years later. And this was exactly what happened. (in Spanish) Website of the voluntaries from Madrid 1808–1814
  129. Also known as the fireworks of the Marquis of Amboage.

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