Beiras e Serra da Estrela

The Comunidade Intermunicipal das Beiras e Serra da Estrela (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈbɐjɾɐz‿i ˈsɛʁɐ dɐ (ɨ)ʃˈtɾelɐ]) is an administrative division in eastern Portugal. It was created in 2013. Since January 2015, Beiras e Serra da Estrela is also a NUTS3 subregion of Centro Region, that covers the same area as the intermunicipal community.[1] The seat of the intermunicipal community is Guarda.[2] Beiras e Serra da Estrela comprises parts of the former districts of Guarda and Castelo Branco. The population in 2011 was 236,023,[3] in an area of 6,304.95 square kilometres (2,434.35 sq mi).[4]

Beiras e Serra da Estrela
CIM Beiras e Serra da Estrela.svg
Coordinates: 40°33′N 7°16′W / 40.55°N 7.26°W / 40.55; -7.26Coordinates: 40°33′N 7°16′W / 40.55°N 7.26°W / 40.55; -7.26
Country Portugal
RegionCentro
Established2013
SeatGuarda
Municipalities15
Area
 • Total6,304.95 km2 (2,434.35 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total236,023
 • Density37/km2 (97/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Websitecimbse.pt

MunicipalitiesEdit

The intermunicipal community of Beiras e Serra da Estrela {CIM} consists of 15 municipalities:[5]

Municipality Population (2011)[3] Area (km²)[4]
Almeida 7,242 517.98
Belmonte 6,859 118.76
Celorico da Beira 7,693 247.22
Covilhã 51,797 555.60
Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo 6,260 508.57
Fornos de Algodres 4,989 131.45
Fundão 29,213 700.20
Gouveia 14,046 300.61
Guarda 42,541 712.10
Manteigas 3,430 121.98
Mêda 5,202 286.05
Pinhel 9,627 484.52
Sabugal 12,544 822.70
Seia 24,702 435.69
Trancoso 9,878 361.52
Total 236,023 6,304.95

CitiesEdit

The following localities are cities (cidades): Covilhã, Fundão, Gouveia, Guarda [seat capital of the CIM], Mêda, Trancoso, Sabugal and Seia.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Adequação dos indicadores à nova organização territorial NUTS III / Entidades Intermunicipais, Instituto Nacional de Estatística, 18 March 2015
  2. ^ Celorico News Archived August 19, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  4. ^ a b "Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país". Archived from the original on 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  5. ^ "Law nr. 75/2013" (pdf). Diário da República (in Portuguese). Assembly of the Republic (Portugal). Retrieved 19 August 2014.