Vigo is little known outside of Spain, yet it is a vast and quite spectacularly situated city on the north west coast of the country, in the province of Galicia. Being just north of the Portuguese border, Vigo has a population of more than 300,000 people and is the largest non-capital city in the country. It is also the most important economic base in the region. The city is well known for its fishing and boat building industries and is the largest fishing port in Europe. Pescanova, the world’s biggest fishing company is based here.
In terms of area, greater Vigo covers about 110sq. km, with a total population of more than half a million people. The climate is mild, with an average 48°F in the winter months and 66°F in summer. Rainfall is temperate, averaging 2” in summer and 24” in winter.