Mealhada

Mealhada (Portuguese pronunciation: [mi.ɐˈʎaðɐ] (About this soundlisten)) is a city and a municipality located in Aveiro District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 20,428,[1] in an area of 110.66 km².[2] It had 17,043 eligible voters (2006). The city of Mealhada itself has a population of 4,522.[3]

Mealhada
Buçaco Palace
Flag of Mealhada
Coat of arms of Mealhada
LocalMealhada.svg
Coordinates: 40°23′N 8°27′W / 40.383°N 8.450°W / 40.383; -8.450Coordinates: 40°23′N 8°27′W / 40.383°N 8.450°W / 40.383; -8.450
Country Portugal
RegionCentro
Intermunic. comm.Região de Coimbra
DistrictAveiro
Parishes6
Government
 • PresidentRui Marqueiro (PS)
Area
 • Total110.66 km2 (42.73 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total20,428
 • Density180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holidayAscension Day
date varies
Websitehttp://www.cm-mealhada.pt

It is included in the Região de Coimbra. The city of Coimbra is about 20 km away.

The current Mayor is Rui Marqueiro, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is Ascension Day.

DemographicsEdit

Population of Mealhada's Municipality (1801–2011)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2004 2011
2326 7102 9915 13869 17478 19305 18272 20751 21500 20428

ParishesEdit

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 6 civil parishes (freguesias):[4]

  • Barcouço
  • Casal Comba
  • Luso
  • Mealhada, Ventosa do Bairro e Antes
  • Pampilhosa
  • Vacariça

Cities and townsEdit

VillagesEdit

(Partial list):

AttractionsEdit

The Buçaco Palace (Portuguese: Palácio Hotel do Buçaco) is a luxury hotel in the Luso parish, in the municipality of Mealhada, in the Serra do Buçaco mountains. Other interesting sights near Luso: Cruz Alta, a dense wooded forest.

Other attractions: Mealhada: City Park (Parque da Cidade de Mealhada).

Principal train stationsEdit

The most important train stations are: Pampilhosa, Mealhada and Luso.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ "Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país". Archived from the original on 29 July 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  3. ^ [1] Census 2011 (INE - Statistics Portugal)
  4. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 69" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 July 2014.

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