Oliveira de Azeméis

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Oliveira de Azeméis (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɔliˈvɐjɾɐ ð(ɨ) ɐzɨˈmɐjʃ] (About this soundlisten)) is a city and a municipality located in Porto Metropolitan Area in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 68,611,[1] in an area of 161.10 km².[2] The city itself has a population of about 20,000. Oliveira de Azeméis is located 35 km to the south of Porto. It is less than 20 km far from the Atlantic Ocean. It has connection the following motorways: A1, A29 and A32; and the IC2 expressway. It is served by Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport/Oporto's airport.

Oliveira de Azeméis
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Coordinates: 40°50′N 8°29′W / 40.833°N 8.483°W / 40.833; -8.483Coordinates: 40°50′N 8°29′W / 40.833°N 8.483°W / 40.833; -8.483
Country Portugal
Metropolitan areaPorto
 • PresidentJoaquim Jorge (PS)
 • Total161.10 km2 (62.20 sq mi)
 • Total68,611
 • Density430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)

The present Mayor is Joaquim Jorge, elected by the Socialist Party.

The municipal holiday is the Monday that follows the 2nd Sunday of August.

In the centre there is a marian sanctuary of some importance, La-Salette. It was built in order to honor the apparitions of Virgin Mary in the small village of La Salette, Isère, in France. What is very striking about this sanctuary is that it contains the finger of a burglar that tried to steal some precious artifacts (one night a guard shot a burglar with his shotgun and only hit his finger). The finger lies inside an alcohol jar right in front of the chapel.


Local facilities include:


Its most prominent sports club is the U.D.O.União Desportiva Oliveirense which fields teams in football, basketball and ring hockey. One other club is Futebol Clube Pinheirense (FCP), it is a club dedicated mostly to football. They have a kids school in partnership with Benfica.


Among its most well-known companies are Simoldes and Lactogal.

It is an important industrial area, producing a wide variety of goods:

  • Moulds
  • Dairy produce
  • Shoes
  • Car components
  • Springs
  • Mattresses


Population of Oliveira de Azeméis Municipality (1801–2008)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2008
16 943 16 899 29 506 33 072 46 263 62 821 66 846 70 721 71 210


Administratively, the municipality is divided into 12 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

Cities and townsEdit

There is one city in the municipality: Oliveira de Azeméis. The towns are


  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, pages 552 83-84" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 16 July 2014.

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