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Location and geography
Coastal town located in the Ria de Betanzos, in so-called "Marine Coruñesas". It limits the north with the municipality of Puentedeume, the east and the south Villarmayor with Paderne and irixoa. The town is situated 27 kilometers east of La Coruña, at an altitude of 10 meters above the sea level.
The municipality has important roads, such as the N-651 Betanzos-Ferrol and AP-9 highway that also connects these two cities, making Minho is close to important places of the province, so that the Corunna and Ferrol are 20 minutes, Betanzos and Sada Puentedeume to barely 10 minutes and Santiago de Compostela, 45 minutes.
In addition to its good road communication, it is communication by rail, with two stops: at the Apeadero Miño and Perbes, in Vilanova. It is a place for pilgrimages running the "English Way", since from the Port of Ferrol, Compostela, Euplius route along a rich cultural and scenic variety.
Three rivers cross the municipality: the Lambre river, which runs along the stream along a route full of charm and has its mouth in Ponte do Porco, on the border with the municipality of Paderne, forming Alameda beach. The Baxoi river, located at the "English Way" and along its course has a Gothic fountain and a picnic where to stop to rest. Finally the canal runs to its mouth at the Playa Grande, forming the marsh on its doorstep. The Xario river runs through the parishes of San Xoan de Vilanova and Perbes, leading to the side of the Playa Grande de Miño.
It is a town of great tourist attraction due to the existence of four beaches: Playa Grande, Blue Flag since 1984; Ribera, known as "Little"; Alameda, with dramatic variations in level between high and low tide and the beach of Perbes, along with Beach Lake. La Grande, Ribera Beach Perbes and currently hold the Blue Flag in recognition of its water quality, facilities, access, etc. The Playa Grande, more than 1 km long, which leads directly off the highway, makes it one of the most important resorts of the Atlantic coast resort.
If a quiet town, almost deserted in winter, the summer tourist influx transforms into a bustling place, whose restaurants, bars, Internet cafes and brasseries attract large audiences at sunset.
The urban dynamics in the municipality of Minho has led to the present village of Minho, with the structure of a people that has developed along a road (N-651), while has experienced tremendous growth building macro-developments away from the town center and the services provided by the town center. One, Costa Miño Golf, 1200 dwellings (unfinished) extends Perbes and San Juan de Villanueva. The above development has involved the construction of housing blocks replacing low houses, one or two plants, rather than spread outside to form a consolidated rural nucleus surrounded by condominios.2
This has led to the disappearance of houses with land making up the urban core. Thus, the planning has been somewhat chaotic, as the land in many cases came from old orchards growing. The case has generated more controversy has been the expropriation of land in Perbes conducted for the construction of this complex, using the method of expropriation for the construction of a private space, in some cases non-compliance with the relevant indemnizacines to old 3 owners.
Sao Tome Bemantes (Bemantes)
San Juan de Callobre (Callobre)
San Julian de Carantoña (Carantoña)
Santa María de Castro (Castro)
Leiro (Divine Savior)
Santa Maria de Minho (Minho)
San Pedro de Perbes (Perbes)
San Juan de Villanueva
Local festivals and pilgrimages in parishes and places 
Santa Maria de Miño
27 to 29 June: Festivities in honor of San Pedro. A huge percentage of the population mistakenly believes minense San Pedro is the boss. Mino no pattern, but patron saint, the Virgen del Carmen. Therefore, the festival of San Pedro, although very famous and important, are not employers.
July 16: Feast of the Virgen del Carmen, patroness of Minho. A procession with the statue of Our Lady of the parish church of Santa María, down to the port, where a sung Mass is officiated, usually by the choir of the "Rondalla". The mayor and a member of the brotherhood of fishermen throw overboard a laurel wreath in memory of the dead sailors at sea. Following the ceremony, the image of the Virgen del Carmen is carried back in procession to its place in the church, where it will wait until next year.
31 August: Pilgrimage of San Ramon in the parish of Sombreu
June 23: Feast of the night of San Juan
Ponte do Porco
July 25: Feast of St. James