Rio Tinto (Gondomar)

Rio Tinto (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʁiu ˈtĩtu]) is a Portuguese city and parish, located in Gondomar Municipality, in northern Portugal. The population in 2011 was 50,713,[1] in an area of 9.38 km².[2] Rio Tinto, which in Portuguese means red river, was elevated to city status in 1995, and the city of Rio Tinto includes two parishes (freguesias): Baguim do Monte and Rio Tinto, with a total of 65,000 inhabitants, being the most populous city in Gondomar municipality, and third largest in the Greater Porto agglomeration.

Rio Tinto
Train in Rio Tinto, Portugal
Train in Rio Tinto, Portugal
Coat of arms of Rio Tinto
Coat of arms
Rio Tinto is located in Portugal
Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 41°10′41″N 8°33′36″W / 41.178°N 8.560°W / 41.178; -8.560Coordinates: 41°10′41″N 8°33′36″W / 41.178°N 8.560°W / 41.178; -8.560
Country Portugal
Metropolitan areaPorto
 • Total9.38 km2 (3.62 sq mi)
 • Total50,713
 • Density5,400/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Postal code
Church of Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto lies just outside the city of Porto.


  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE), Census 2011 results according to the 2013 administrative division of Portugal
  2. ^ "Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país". Archived from the original on 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2018-11-05.