Murtosa

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Murtosa (Portuguese pronunciation: [muɾˈtɔzɐ] (About this soundlisten)) is a town and a municipality in the District of Aveiro in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 10,585,[1] in an area of 73.09 km².[2] It had 8,282 eligible voters.

Murtosa
Flag of Murtosa
Coat of arms of Murtosa
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Coordinates: 40°44′N 8°38′W / 40.733°N 8.633°W / 40.733; -8.633Coordinates: 40°44′N 8°38′W / 40.733°N 8.633°W / 40.733; -8.633
Country Portugal
RegionCentro
Intermunic. comm.Região de Aveiro
DistrictAveiro
Parishes4
Government
 • PresidentEng. Joaquim Manuel Baptista (PSD)
Area
 • Total73.09 km2 (28.22 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total10,585
 • Density140/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holidaySeptember 8
Websitehttp://www.cm-murtosa.pt

The present Mayor is Joaquim Manuel Baptista, elected by the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is September 8.

EconomyEdit

Agriculture, fishing and canned fish preserves industry are the main activities.

DemographicsEdit

Population of Murtosa Municipality (1930–2011)
1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2004 2006 2011
13310 12328 9816 9579 9458 9657 9804 10585

ParishesEdit

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 4 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Bunheiro
  • Monte
  • Murtosa
  • Torreira

Cities and townsEdit

There are no cities in Murtosa. There is at least one town, namely Murtosa.

Notable peopleEdit

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. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 80" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 July 2014.

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