In English texts, the name is sometimes set out as La Corunna, notably in histories of the Spanish civil war describing the 'Battle of the La Corunna Road', or sometimes as La Coruna, notably when describing the football team 'Deportivo de la Coruna'.
Its population is 1,111,886 (2002)
Its capital is the city of A Coruña, which contains one-fifth of the population of the province. Other cities in the province include Santiago de Compostela, capital of the autonomous community. See also the list of municipalities in A Coruña.
The province shares the Parque Nacional de las Islas Atlánticas de Galicia with Pontevedra province.