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LA ESTRADA

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Originally appearing in Volume V09, Page 801 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LA ESTRADA, a town of north-western Spain, in the province of Pontevedra, 15 M. S. by E. of Santiago de Compostela. Pop. (1900) 23,916. La Estrada is the chief town of a densely-populated mountainous district; its industries are agriculture, stock-breeding, and the manufacture of linen and woollen cloth. Timber from the mountain forests is conveyed from La Estrada to the river Ulla, 4 M. N., and thence floated down to the sea-ports on Arosa Bay. The nearest railway-station is Requeijo, 7 M. W., on the Pontevedra-Santiago railway. There are mineral springs at La Estrada and at Caldas de Reyes, 11 m. W.S.W.
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