Seia (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈsɐjɐ] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality in Guarda District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 24,702,[1] in an area of 435.69 km².[2] Its urban population is about 7,000. Seia was elevated to city status on July 3, 1986.

Seia
Flag of Seia
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Coat of arms of Seia
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Coordinates: 40°25′N 7°42′W / 40.417°N 7.700°W / 40.417; -7.700Coordinates: 40°25′N 7°42′W / 40.417°N 7.700°W / 40.417; -7.700
Country Portugal
RegionCentro
Intermunic. comm.Beiras e Serra da Estrela
DistrictGuarda
Parishes21
Government
 • PresidentCarlos Filipe Camelo (PS)
Area
 • Total435.69 km2 (168.22 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total24,702
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holidayJuly 3
Websitehttp://www.cm-seia.pt

The municipality is situated on the northwestern slope of Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain range in mainland Portugal, with a top height of 1993 meters.

The present Mayor is Carlos Filipe Camelo, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is July 3.

Seia has an annual cinema festival called CineEco that focuses on films with ecological and natural themes.

PopulationEdit

Population of Seia Municipality (1801–2004)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2004
9993 14557 31929 31283 34436 31352 30362 28144 27574

ParishesEdit

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 21 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país
  3. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 112" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 30 July 2014.

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