In the world there are five blue zones – territories where the majority of their inhabitants live for at least a century – a phenomenon that has long attracted the attention of science in its eternal search for the secret to living longer and better. Within our borders, several municipalities are pointing out ways to become the next.

Celanova and other stories of longevity

In Terra de Celanova (Ourense), reaching 100 years old is not a surprise. Of the 17,108 inhabitants that make up the census of the region, 55 people have more than a century behind them. In statistical language: it accumulates 321 centenarians per 100,000 inhabitants, which exceeds the Spanish average up to seven times.

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