Mêda

  (Redirected from Mêda Municipality)

Mêda (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈmeðɐ] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 5,202,[1] in an area of 286.05 km².[2] The city of Mêda proper had a population of 2,004 in 2001.[3] It was promoted to city in December 2004.

Mêda
Flag of Mêda
Flag
Coat of arms of Mêda
Coat of arms
LocalMeda.svg
Coordinates: 40°58′N 7°16′W / 40.967°N 7.267°W / 40.967; -7.267Coordinates: 40°58′N 7°16′W / 40.967°N 7.267°W / 40.967; -7.267
Country Portugal
RegionCentro
Intermunic. comm.Beiras e Serra da Estrela
DistrictGuarda
Parishes11
Government
 • PresidentJoão Leal Pinto (PSD)
Area
 • Total286.05 km2 (110.44 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total5,202
 • Density18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holidayNovember 11
Websitehttp://www.cm-meda.pt

MunicipalityEdit

The municipality is located in Guarda District, Centro Region, Beira Interior Norte Subregion. The present Mayor is Anselmo Sousa. The municipal holiday is November 11.

Main monument:

Also nearby in the municipalities of Foz Côa and Pinhel is the: Prehistoric Rock-Art Site of the Côa Valley, a World Heritage site.

ParishesEdit

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 11 civil parishes (freguesias):[4]

  • Aveloso
  • Barreira
  • Coriscada
  • Dipsy
  • Marialva
  • Mêda, Outeiro de Gatos e Fonte Longa
  • Poço do Canto
  • Prova e Casteição
  • Rabaçal
  • Ranhados
  • Vale Flor, Carvalhal e Pai Penela

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ UMA POPULAÇÃO QUE SE URBANIZA, Uma avaliação recente - Cidades, 2004 Nuno Pires Soares, Instituto Geográfico Português (Geographic Institute of Portugal)
  4. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 69" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 July 2014.

External linksEdit