The historical denomination Galiza became popular again during the end of the 19th and the first three-quarters of the 20th century, and is still used with some frequency today.
Thousands of Megalithic tumuli are distributed throughout the country, but mostly along the coastal areas.
Within each tumulus is a stone burial chamber known locally as anta (dolmen), frequently preceded by a corridor.
This institution was forcibly discontinued in 1833 when the kingdom was divided into four administrative provinces with no legal mutual links.
During the 19th and 20th centuries, demand grew for self-government and for the recognition of the culture of Galicia.
The Romans applied their name to all the other tribes in the northwest who spoke the same language and lived the same life.