Torre de Moncorvo

Torre de Moncorvo (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈtoʁ(ɨ) ðɨ mõˈkoɾvu] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality in the district of Bragança in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 8,572,[1] in an area of 531.56 km².[2]

Torre de Moncorvo
Flag of Torre de Moncorvo
Coat of arms of Torre de Moncorvo
LocalTorreDeMoncorvo.svg
Coordinates: 41°12′N 7°08′W / 41.200°N 7.133°W / 41.200; -7.133Coordinates: 41°12′N 7°08′W / 41.200°N 7.133°W / 41.200; -7.133
Country Portugal
RegionNorte
Intermunic. comm.Douro
DistrictBragança
Parishes13
Government
 • PresidentNuno Gonçalves (PSD)
Area
 • Total531.56 km2 (205.24 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total8,572
 • Density16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Websitehttp://www.cm-moncorvo.pt

The present mayor is Nuno Gonçalves, elected by the PSD.

Torre de Moncorvo is also a well-developed and promising mining area. Iron ore is mined at the Mua Mine by Aethel Partners.[3] The municipal holiday is March 19. In early November, the directorate-general for energy and geology (DGEG) authorised Aethel to control the Torre de Moncorvo iron mine, a company that hopes to put Portugal in a leading position in European mining. [1]

ParishesEdit

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 13 civil parishes (freguesias):[4]

  • Açoreira
  • Adeganha e Cardanha
  • Cabeça Boa
  • Carviçais
  • Castedo
  • Felgar e Souto da Velha
  • Felgueiras e Maçores
  • Horta da Vilariça
  • Larinho
  • Lousa
  • Mós
  • Torre de Moncorvo
  • Urrós e Peredo dos Castelhanos

ClimateEdit

Torre de Moncorvo has a Mediterranean climate with warm to very hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters, depending on the altitude.

Climate data for station 06O/03U, Adeganha, Torre de Moncorvo, 1960-1980, altitude: 188 m (617 ft)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 8.0
(46.4)
9.5
(49.1)
11.8
(53.2)
14.2
(57.6)
17.6
(63.7)
21.9
(71.4)
25.3
(77.5)
25.2
(77.4)
22.5
(72.5)
16.2
(61.2)
11.0
(51.8)
7.6
(45.7)
15.9
(60.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 78.0
(3.07)
76.2
(3.00)
50.4
(1.98)
40.9
(1.61)
44.8
(1.76)
43.5
(1.71)
8.8
(0.35)
9.7
(0.38)
25.9
(1.02)
55.6
(2.19)
67.7
(2.67)
59.9
(2.36)
561.4
(22.1)
Source: APA[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país
  3. ^ "Aethel recebe luz verde para explorar Minas de Moncorvo". 5 November 2019.
  4. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 121" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  5. ^ "SNIRH > Dados de Base". snirh.apambiente.pt. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  6. ^ "SNIRH > Dados de Base". snirh.apambiente.pt. Retrieved 26 June 2021.

External linksEdit