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Autonomous region or historical landscape of Spain with around 30,000 km² in the northwest of the Iberian peninsula, stretching along the Atlantic coast. The region borders Portugal to the south and the Basque Country to the east, with which Galicia belongs to the "green Spain". Separated from Castile-León by high mountains, development has been influenced by Portugal. The original inhabitants were the Celts (Galicians = from Gaul) in the west and the Basques in the east. In the 5th century the Germanic Swebs invaded and in 585 the Visigoths conquered it. After the liberation from Moorish rule in the 8th century, it first belonged to the Kingdom of Asturias, later to Castile-León. At the time of the independent Kingdom of Asturias, Santiago de Compostela (the end point of the famous pilgrimage route) was the capital.

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