Estarreja (Portuguese pronunciation: [(ɨ)ʃtɐˈʁɐjʒɐ] (listen) or [(ɨ)ʃtɐˈʁɛʒɐ]) is a municipality in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 26,997,[1] in an area of 108.17 km2.[2] It had 22,746 eligible voters in 2006. The only city in the municipality is Estarreja, which is in the urban parish of Beduido. The city itself has a population of approximately 7,000. It is built along the banks of the Antuã River, near the Ria de Aveiro. Estarreja is an important chemical industry centre, being the place where several industrial facilities of CUF are located.

Flag of Estarreja
Coat of arms of Estarreja
Coordinates: 40°45′N 8°34′W / 40.750°N 8.567°W / 40.750; -8.567Coordinates: 40°45′N 8°34′W / 40.750°N 8.567°W / 40.750; -8.567
Country Portugal
Intermunic. comm.Região de Aveiro
 • PresidentDiamantino Sabina (PSD-CDS–PP)
 • Total108.17 km2 (41.76 sq mi)
 • Total26,997
 • Density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holidaySaint Anthony
13 June

The municipality is part of the Aveiro District, in the Baixo Vouga subregion, in the Centro Region, Portugal.

Main train stations are Estarreja and Avanca.

The present Mayor is Diamantino Sabina, elected by a coalition between the Social Democratic Party and the People's Party. The municipal holiday is 13 June, the feast of Saint Anthony of Padua.


Population of Estarreja Municipality (1801 – 2011)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2004 2006 2011
17075 26147 34041 23397 25213 26261 26742 28182 28279 28332 26997

In 1926 a portion of territory with about 13 000 inhabitants was taken away from Estarreja municipality to become the municipality of Murtosa. Hence the population drop from 1900 to 1930.


Administratively, the municipality is divided into 5 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Avanca
  • Beduído e Veiros
  • Canelas e Fermelã
  • Pardilhó (town)
  • Salreu (town)

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Notable peopleEdit

António Egas Moniz (1874–1955), the famous Portuguese doctor was born in Avanca, Estarreja. He was the first Portuguese national to receive a Nobel Prize in 1949.


  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  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 45" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 22 July 2014.

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