Região de Coimbra

The Comunidade Intermunicipal da Região de Coimbra (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁɨʒiˈɐ̃w dɨ kuˈĩbɾɐ]) is an administrative division in Portugal. It was created in October 2013,[1] replacing the previously existing Greater Metropolitan Area of Coimbra. Since January 2015, Região de Coimbra is also a NUTS3 subregion of Centro Region, that covers the same area as the intermunicipal community.[2] The main city and seat of the intermunicipal community is Coimbra. The population in 2011 was 460,139,[3] in an area of 4,335.57 km².[4]

Região de Coimbra
CIM Região de Coimbra.svg
Coordinates: 40°13′N 8°25′W / 40.21°N 8.42°W / 40.21; -8.42Coordinates: 40°13′N 8°25′W / 40.21°N 8.42°W / 40.21; -8.42
Country Portugal
RegionCentro
Established2013
SeatCoimbra
Municipalities19
Area
 • Total4,335.57 km2 (1,673.97 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total460,139
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Websitewww.cim-regiaodecoimbra.pt

MunicipalitiesEdit

The intermunicipal community of Região de Coimbra consists of 19 municipalities:[5]

Municipality Population (2011)[3] Area (km²)[4]
Arganil 12,145 332.84
Cantanhede 36,595 390.88
Coimbra 143,396 319.40
Condeixa-a-Nova 17,078 138.67
Figueira da Foz 62,125 379.05
Góis 4,260 263.30
Lousã 17,604 138.40
Mealhada 20,428 110.66
Mira 12,465 124.03
Miranda do Corvo 13,098 126.38
Montemor-o-Velho 26,171 228.96
Mortágua 9,607 251.18
Oliveira do Hospital 20,855 234.52
Pampilhosa da Serra 4,481 396.46
Penacova 15,251 216.73
Penela 5,983 134.80
Soure 19,245 265.06
Tábua 12,071 199.79
Vila Nova de Poiares 7,281 84.45
Total 460,139 4,335.57

The territory of the Região de Coimbra equals that of the former Coimbra District, enlarged with the municipalities Mealhada (Aveiro district) and Mortágua (Viseu district).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Região de Coimbra
  2. ^ Adequação dos indicadores à nova organização territorial NUTS III / Entidades Intermunicipais, Instituto Nacional de Estatística, 18 March 2015
  3. ^ a b Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  4. ^ a b Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país
  5. ^ "Law nr. 75/2013" (pdf). Diário da República (in Portuguese). Assembly of the Republic (Portugal). Retrieved 14 August 2014.

Cities within Coimbra RegionEdit

The main cities are Cantanhede, Coimbra (chief city), Figueira da Foz, Mealhada, Oliveira do Hospital. The principal harbour is in Figueira da Foz.

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