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Galicia forms the northwest corner of the Iberian peninsula; it is just north of Portugal. The north coast faces the bay of Biscay and the west coast faces the Atlantic.
Language and Culture

Galicia has lost its original Celtic language completely. It had certainly disappeared by the beginning of the 16th century, and quite possibly had vanished some centuries before that. The language now spoken in Galicia is a Spanish dialect with many similarities to Portuguese.

Wikipedia has a brief introduction to the music of Galicia and its close musical relatives Cantabria and Asturias.