Vigo

Vigo

[vee-goh; for 1 also French vee-goh; for 2, 3 also Spanish bee-gaw]
noun
1.
Jean [zhahn] , (Jean Almereyda) 1905–34, French film director.
2.
an inlet of the Atlantic, in NW Spain. 19 miles (31 km) long.
3.
a seaport on this bay: naval battle 1702.
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Vigo (ˈviːɡəʊ, Spanish ˈbiɡo)
 
n
a port in NW Spain, in Galicia on Vigo Bay (an inlet of the Atlantic): site of a British and Dutch naval victory (1702) over the French and Spanish. Pop: 292 566 (2003 est)

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vigo

port city and naval station, Pontevedra provincia (province), in the comunidad autonoma (autonomous community) of Galicia, northwestern Spain. Vigo is one of the largest and most important fishing ports in all of Europe and is known for its freezing and canning industry. Vigo lies along the southeastern shore of the Vigo Inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, southwest of Pontevedra city. It was attacked by the English admiral Sir Francis Drake in 1585 and 1589. In 1702 a British-Dutch fleet under Sir George Rooke and James Butler, Duke of Ormonde, destroyed a Franco-Spanish fleet in the bay

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