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Trancoso, Portugal

Trancoso (Portuguese pronunciation: [tɾɐ̃ˈkozu] (About this soundlisten)) is a city and a municipality in Portugal. The municipality population in 2011 was 9,878,[1] in an area of 361.52 km².[2] The city (cidade) population is about 3.000.

Trancoso
A panorama of Trancoso, Portugal
A panorama of Trancoso, Portugal
Flag of Trancoso
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Coat of arms of Trancoso
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: 40°47′N 7°21′W / 40.783°N 7.350°W / 40.783; -7.350Coordinates: 40°47′N 7°21′W / 40.783°N 7.350°W / 40.783; -7.350
Country Portugal
RegionCentro
Intermunic. comm.Beiras e Serra da Estrela
DistrictGuarda
Parishes21
Government
 • PresidentJúlio Sarmento (PSD)
Area
 • Total361.52 km2 (139.58 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total9,878
 • Density27/km2 (71/sq mi)
Time zoneWET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Local holidayMay 29
Websitehttp://www.cm-trancoso.pt

The municipality is located in the District of Guarda, Region Centro, sub region Beira Interior Norte.

The present Mayor is Amilcar Salvador. The municipal holiday is May 29. Principal monument: Castle of Trancoso. The municipality is served by the Vila Franca das Naves train station on the Beira Alta line from Pampilhosa to the Spanish border.

Trancoso is well known as the place where the 16th century poet and shoemaker António Gonçalves de Bandarra lived and made his prophetic texts. A statue of him was erected in front of the city hall.

ParishesEdit

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

  • Aldeia Nova
  • Castanheira
  • Cogula
  • Cótimos
  • Fiães
  • Freches e Torres
  • Granja
  • Guilheiro
  • Moimentinha
  • Moreira de Rei
  • Palhais
  • Póvoa do Concelho
  • Reboleiro
  • Rio de Mel
  • Trancoso (São Pedro e Santa Maria) e Souto Maior
  • Tamanhos
  • Torre do Terrenho, Sebadelhe da Serra e Terrenho
  • Valdujo
  • Vale do Seixo e Vila Garcia
  • Vila Franca das Naves e Feital
  • Vilares e Carnicães

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ "Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país". Archived from the original on 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  3. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 123" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 4 August 2014.

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