Paredes, Portugal

Paredes (Portuguese pronunciation: [pɐˈɾeðɨʃ] (About this soundlisten)) is a city and a municipality in Porto District, in northern Portugal. The population in 2011 was 86,854,[1] in an area of 156.76 km².[2]

Paredes
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Coordinates: 41°12′N 8°20′W / 41.200°N 8.333°W / 41.200; -8.333Coordinates: 41°12′N 8°20′W / 41.200°N 8.333°W / 41.200; -8.333
Country Portugal
RegionNorte
Metropolitan areaPorto
DistrictPorto
Parishes18
Government
 • PresidentAlexandre Almeida (PS)
Area
 • Total156.76 km2 (60.53 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total86,854
 • Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Websitehttp://www.cm-paredes.pt

Currently, Paredes Municipality contains four cities: Paredes, Rebordosa, São Salvador de Lordelo and Gandra, being the Portuguese municipality with the most cities.

Paredes has a total of 18 parishes. The municipality is bordered on the north by the municipality of Paços de Ferreira, to the east by Lousada and Penafiel, to the southwest by Gondomar and to the west by Valongo. The municipality was created in 1836.

DemographicsEdit

Population of Paredes Municipality (1849–2008)
1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2011
17 286 20 911 26 304 43 388 67 693 72 999 83 376 86 854

ParishesEdit

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 18 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistics Portugal - Web Portal". www.ine.pt.
  2. ^ "Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país". Archived from the original on 29 July 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  3. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, pages 552 88-89" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 July 2014.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Paredes at Wikimedia Commons