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Monção (Portuguese pronunciation: [mõˈsɐ̃w] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality in the district of Viana do Castelo in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 19,230,[1] in an area of 211.31 km2.[2] The current Mayor is Socialist Party's José Emílio Pedreira Moreira. The municipal holiday is March 12.

Monção
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Coat of arms of Monção
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Coordinates: 42°04′35″N 8°28′55″W / 42.07639°N 8.48194°W / 42.07639; -8.48194Coordinates: 42°04′35″N 8°28′55″W / 42.07639°N 8.48194°W / 42.07639; -8.48194
Country Portugal
RegionNorte
Intermunic. comm.Alto Minho
DistrictViana do Castelo
Parishes24
Government
 • PresidentJosé Moreira (Socialist)
Area
 • Total211.31 km2 (81.59 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total19,230
 • Density91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneWET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Websitewww.cm-moncao.pt

Notable peopleEdit

  • José Gomes Temporão, Minister of Health of Brazil
  • Fernando Vilar, Uruguayan newsanchor
  • Melanie Fernandes, Valdemar Fernandes' granddaughter
  • Valdemar Fernandes Jr Jr, Valdemar Fernandes’ grandson
  • Jessica Fernandes, Valdemar Fernandes Granddaughter
  • Diana Fernandes, Valdemar Fernandes Granddaughter

PopulationEdit

Population of Monção Municipality (1801–2011)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2011
12,095 14,983 26,077 24,585 27,393 23,799 21,799 19,956 19,230

ParishesEdit

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 24 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Abedim
  • Anhões e Luzio
  • Barbeita
  • Barroças e Taias
  • Bela
  • Cambeses
  • Ceivães e Badim
  • Lara
  • Longos Vales
  • Mazedo e Cortes
  • Merufe
  • Messegães, Valadares e Sá
  • Monção e Troviscoso
  • Moreira
  • Pias
  • Pinheiros
  • Podame
  • Portela
  • Riba de Mouro
  • Sago, Lordelo e Parada
  • Segude
  • Tangil
  • Troporiz e Lapela
  • Trute

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país
  3. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, pages 552 75-76" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 July 2014.

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