Economical information of Vigo
Time zone: GMT + 01:00 (Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris)
Lenguages: Spanish and Galician
Moneda: Euro (")
Working: 9-14 h and 16-19 h.
Shopping: 10-14 h and 17-20 h, from Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings. Shopping centers are open from 10 h to 22 h.
Phone prefix: +34 (foreign calls)
Useful telephones: Citizen's services: 010
City hall of Vigo: 986810100
Tourism, Commerce and Industry: 1181
Hospital Xeral Cíes: 986 816 000
Airport: 986 268200
Religion: Most people are Catholics
Vigo is the most populated city in Galicia so far from A Coruña and with three times of inhabitants of Santiago de Compostela or Lugo. Vigo is a economic power thanks to its companies. Pescanova, Zeltia or Banco de Galicia companies lifting at the Spanish Stock Market and which headquarters are in Vigo.
Between the economic motors of the city we can take into account: the car industry leader by the French Group PSA Peugeot-Citroën. The company PSA Peugeot-Citroën begun its activity in Vigo in 1958 and nowadays is the first company in Galicia, the first car manufacturing centre in Spain and the second in Europe. According to some information of Clúster de Empresas de Automoción de Galicia (CEAGA); the sector has 35.300 employees, which represents the 14% of the industrial employment in Galicia and the 1.4% of the whole community.
Vigo is the first commercialize fishing port for human consumption of all over the world. Frozen fishing increased almost 7%, with a movement of nearly 700.000 tones. From the port of Vigo the Galician fishing and an important port of the fishing of other countries are centralized. The company Pescanova is also very important for the Vigo economy, with 120 vessels and presence in 21 countries, and 3.399 employees, it has turn into the biggest Spanish fishing company with the biggest fleet of the world.
Extraction, transformation and marketing is one of the most important industries in Vigo. Because of that Spain is on the fifth place in the world ranking of granite Exporters alter China, Italy, Brazil and India. Furthermore it is the leader in transformation of granite in Spain, with the 65% of the total national production, this allows Galician companies reach a turnover of more than 315 million Euro.