Oliveira de Frades

Oliveira de Frades (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɔliˈvɐjɾɐ ðɨ ˈfɾaðɨʃ] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality in the district Viseu in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 10,261,[1] in an area of 145.35 km².[2]

Oliveira de Frades
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Coordinates: 40°43′N 8°11′W / 40.717°N 8.183°W / 40.717; -8.183Coordinates: 40°43′N 8°11′W / 40.717°N 8.183°W / 40.717; -8.183
Country Portugal
RegionCentro
Intermunic. comm.Viseu Dão Lafões
DistrictViseu
Parishes8
Government
 • PresidentPaulo Robalo (PSD)
Area
 • Total145.35 km2 (56.12 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total10,261
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holidayOctober 7
Websitehttp://www.cm-ofrades.com

The municipality was created in 1836 by splitting the former municipality Lafões into the current municipalities of Oliveira de Frades, Sao Pedro do Sul and Vouzela.

It is one of the few municipalities in Portugal without territorial continuity (the other being Montijo and Vila Real de Santo António): its territory comprehends two parts, with the town of Oliveira de Frades located in the bigger part, and Arca e Varzielas in the smaller part.

The present mayor is Paulo Ferreira, elected by the Nós, Cidadãos! party. The municipal holiday is October 7.

ParishesEdit

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 8 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Arca e Varzielas
  • Arcozelo das Maias
  • Destriz e Reigoso
  • Oliveira de Frades, Souto de Lafões e Sejães
  • Pinheiro
  • Ribeiradio
  • São João da Serra
  • São Vicente de Lafões

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 84" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 July 2014.

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