Feira (Santa Maria da Feira)

Feira is a former civil parish in the municipality of Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal. In 2013, the parish merged into the new parish Santa Maria da Feira, Travanca, Sanfins e Espargo.[1] Covering the historic city centre, it was the seat of the Santa Maria da Feira Municipality. It has a population of 11,040 inhabitants and a total area of 8.40 km². Its name of inhabitants are known as Feirense. Official city name: Santa Maria da Feira. The surrounding area is often known as Terras de Santa Maria.

Feira
Coat of arms of Feira
Coat of arms
Feira is located in Portugal
Feira
Feira
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 40°55′48″N 8°33′07″W / 40.930°N 8.552°W / 40.930; -8.552Coordinates: 40°55′48″N 8°33′07″W / 40.930°N 8.552°W / 40.930; -8.552
Country Portugal
RegionNorte
Metropolitan areaPorto
DistrictAveiro
MunicipalitySanta Maria da Feira
Disbanded2013
Area
 • Total8.40 km2 (3.24 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total11,040
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)

The parish is the location of a medieval castle. It is also famous for its local bread named fogaça and its local market.

SightsEdit

Sights include the Convento do Espírito Santo (convent), the Igreja da Misericórdia (church; 18th century), and the Rua Direita (street; 18th and 19th centuries' architecture). Its greatest landmark is the castelo Santa Maria da Feira Castle, from the 11th century.

Sporting clubsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, pages 552 106-107" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 30 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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Fogaça - a kind of sweet in the region