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Castelo Branco District (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐʃˈtɛlu ˈβɾɐ̃ku], Portuguese: Distrito de Castelo Branco) is located in Central Portugal, the district capital is Castelo Branco, which is now also the most populous city, although the city of Covilhã was once the largest city.

District of Castelo Branco
LocalDistritoCasteloBranco.svg
CountryPortugal
RegionCentro
Historical provinceBeira Baixa
No. of municipalities11
No. of parishes160
CapitalCastelo Branco
Area
 • Total6,675 km2 (2,577 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total225,916
 • Density34/km2 (88/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codePT-05
No. of parliamentary representatives4

It has an area of 6675 km² (4th largest in Portugal), and a population of 225,916 inhabitants.

MunicipalitiesEdit

Summary of votes and seats won 1976-2011Edit

e • d Summary of election results from Castelo Branco district, 1976-2011
Parties % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S
1976 1979 1980 1983 1985 1987 1991 1995 1999 2002 2005 2009 2011
PS 36.4 3 27.8 2 30.3 2 37.1 3 18.5 1 22.4 2 32.4 2 53.2 3 51.6 3 46.1 3 56.0 4 41.0 2 34.8 2
PSD 22.6 2 30.6 2 31.2 3 52.1 4 51.8 3 32.1 2 32.0 2 38.3 2 26.7 1 29.8 2 37.9 2
CDS-PP 19.9 2 13.2 1 9.6 4.7 3.9 7.2 6.3 7.1 5.3 8.4 9.6
PCP/APU/CDU 6.6 12.4 10.5 11.3 8.9 7.1 4.6 3.5 5.3 3.3 3.8 5.1 4.9
BE 1.2 1.5 3.7 9.1 4.2
AD 49.9 4 51.0 4
PRD 24.4 2 6.0
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições

Coordinates: 39°49′26″N 7°29′31″W / 39.824°N 7.492°W / 39.824; -7.492