Ponte da Barca

Ponte da Barca (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpõt(ɨ) ðɐ ˈβaɾkɐ] (audio speaker iconlisten); lit.'"Bridge of the Boat"') is a municipality in the district of Viana do Castelo in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 12,061,[1] in an area of 182.11 km2.[2]

Ponte da Barca
Flag of Ponte da Barca
Coat of arms of Ponte da Barca
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Coordinates: 41°48′N 8°24′W / 41.800°N 8.400°W / 41.800; -8.400Coordinates: 41°48′N 8°24′W / 41.800°N 8.400°W / 41.800; -8.400
Country Portugal
RegionNorte
Intermunic. comm.Alto Minho
DistrictViana do Castelo
Parishes17
Government
 • PresidentAugusto Manuel Dos Reis Marinho (PSD)
Area
 • Total182.11 km2 (70.31 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total12,061
 • Density66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holidayS. Bartolomeu
August 24
Websitehttp://www.cmpb.pt/

The present Mayor is Augusto Manuel Dos Reis Marinho, elected by the PSD. The municipal holiday is August 24.

ClimateEdit

Ponte da Barca has a Mediterranean climate with oceanic/humid subtropical influences. It has warm to hot summers and mild, very wet winters.

Climate data for Ponte da Barca, 1981-2021, altitude: 39 m (128 ft)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 8.2
(46.8)
9.3
(48.7)
11.7
(53.1)
13.6
(56.5)
16.2
(61.2)
19.3
(66.7)
21.5
(70.7)
21.7
(71.1)
19.4
(66.9)
15.6
(60.1)
11.9
(53.4)
9.4
(48.9)
14.8
(58.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 173.8
(6.84)
140.1
(5.52)
113.6
(4.47)
145.0
(5.71)
108.3
(4.26)
50.0
(1.97)
21.9
(0.86)
33.3
(1.31)
80.4
(3.17)
191.5
(7.54)
198.1
(7.80)
227.1
(8.94)
1,483.1
(58.39)
Source: Portuguese Environment Agency[3][4]

ParishesEdit

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 17 civil parishes (freguesias):[5]

  • Azias
  • Boivães
  • Bravães
  • Britelo
  • Crasto, Ruivos e Grovelas
  • Cuide de Vila Verde
  • Entre Ambos-os-Rios, Ermida e Germil
  • Lavradas
  • Lindoso
  • Nogueira
  • Oleiros
  • Ponte da Barca, Vila Nova da Muía e Paço Vedro de Magalhães
  • Sampriz
  • Vade São Pedro
  • Vade São Tomé
  • Touvedo (São Lourenço e Salvador)
  • Vila Chã (São João Baptista e Santiago)
 
The iconic bridge over Lima river, in Ponte da Barca

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. ^ "SNIRH > Dados de Base". snirh.apambiente.pt.
  4. ^ "SNIRH > Dados de Base". snirh.apambiente.pt.
  5. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, pages 552 95-96" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 July 2014.

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