Penela (Portuguese pronunciation: [pɨˈnɛlɐ] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality located in Coimbra District, in Portugal. It contains the town of Penela with about 3,300 inhabitants. The town's main tourist attraction is the Penela Castle. The population of the municipality in 2011 was 5,983,[1] in an area of 134.80 km².[2] It is among the oldest recognized municipalities in the whole country (1137).

Penela
Flag of Penela
Flag
Coat of arms of Penela
Coat of arms
LocalPenela.svg
Coordinates: 40°02′N 8°23′W / 40.033°N 8.383°W / 40.033; -8.383Coordinates: 40°02′N 8°23′W / 40.033°N 8.383°W / 40.033; -8.383
Country Portugal
RegionCentro
Intermunic. comm.Região de Coimbra
DistrictCoimbra
Parishes4
Area
 • Total134.80 km2 (52.05 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total5,983
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Websitewww.cm-penela.pt

ParishesEdit

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

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

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