Arruda dos Vinhos

Arruda dos Vinhos (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈʁuðɐ ðuʒ ˈviɲuʃ] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality in the Lisbon District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 13,391,[1] in an area of 77.96 km².[2]

Arruda dos Vinhos
Arruda dos Vinhos, Lisbon
Arruda dos Vinhos, Lisbon
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Coat of arms of Arruda dos Vinhos
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Coordinates: 38°59′N 9°04′W / 38.983°N 9.067°W / 38.983; -9.067Coordinates: 38°59′N 9°04′W / 38.983°N 9.067°W / 38.983; -9.067
Country Portugal
RegionCentro
Intermunic. comm.Oeste
DistrictLisbon
Parishes4
Government
 • PresidentAndré Rijo (PS)
Area
 • Total77.96 km2 (30.10 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total13,391
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holidayAscension Day
date varies
Websitehttp://www.cm-arruda.pt

The present Mayor is André Filipe dos Santos Rijo, elected from the Socialist Party.

ParishesEdit

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 4 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

Places of interestEdit

In 1809-10 several forts were constructed in the municipality as part of the Lines of Torres Vedras, which were defensive lines to protect the Portuguese capital Lisbon from invasion by the French during the Peninsular War (1807–14) or, in the event of defeat, to safely embark the British Army led by the Duke of Wellington. Two of the hilltop forts, the Fort of Carvalha and the Fort of Cego, were recently restored and can be visited.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística Archived November 15, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país". Archived from the original on 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  3. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 19" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 16 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Forte da Carvalha". Freguesia de S. Tiago dos Velhos. Retrieved 30 August 2019.

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