Terras de Bouro

Terras de Bouro (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈtɛʁɐʒ ðɨ ˈβowɾu] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality in the district of Braga in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 7,253,[1] in an area of 277.46 km².[2]

Terras de Bouro
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Coordinates: 41°43′N 8°18′W / 41.717°N 8.300°W / 41.717; -8.300Coordinates: 41°43′N 8°18′W / 41.717°N 8.300°W / 41.717; -8.300
Country Portugal
Intermunic. comm.Cávado
 • PresidentManuel Tibo (PSD)
 • Total277.46 km2 (107.13 sq mi)
 • Total7,253
 • Density26/km2 (68/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)

The present Mayor is Manuel Tibo, elected by the PSD. The municipal holiday is 20 October, day that celebrates the granting of a charter by King D. Manuel I in 1514 .


The Germanic tribe of the Buri accompanied the Suebi in their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula and establishment in Gallaecia (modern northern Portugal). The Buri settled in the region between the rivers Cávado and Homem, in the area known thereafter as Terras de Boiro or Terras de Bouro (Lands of the Buri).[3]


Administratively, the municipality is divided into 14 civil parishes (freguesias):[4]

  • Balança
  • Campo do Gerês
  • Carvalheira
  • Chamoim e Vilar
  • Chorense e Monte
  • Cibões e Brufe
  • Covide
  • Gondoriz
  • Moimenta
  • Ribeira
  • Rio Caldo
  • Souto
  • Valdosende
  • Vilar da Veiga

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país
  3. ^ Domingos Maria da Silva, Os Búrios, Terras de Bouro, Câmara Municipal de Terras de Bouro, 2006. (in Portuguese)
  4. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 119" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 31 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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