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Ourense, Spain
42.336389 -7.863333

Population: 106,905


About Our Program

Galicia's third-largest city has a spruced-up labyrinth of a historic quarter, a lively tapas scene and tempting riverside thermal baths.The broad Río Miño runs east–west across the city, crossed by several bridges, including the elegant, stone-built, part-Roman, part-medieval Ponte Vella and the soaring concrete-and-metal Ponte do Milenio that opened in 2001. One of the main tourist attractions is its hot springs, as Ourense holds one of the greatest amount of geothermal water in Europe. The economy in the city of Ourense is marked by a predominance of service sector, the city has the largest shopping and leisure in the province, and administrative services (Xunta delegation, central and provincial government offices), educational (campus of the University of Vigo) and health (Ourense Hospital Complex) of reference. Construction industry is also important (Copasa, one of the biggest Galician construction companies, has its headquarters in the city).

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Ourense, Spain seeks new relationships in the following regions:

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