Ponte da Barca

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Ponte da Barca (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpõt(ɨ) ðɐ ˈβaɾkɐ] (About this soundlisten); 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
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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.

ParishesEdit

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 17 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • 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. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, pages 552 95-96" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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