Vale de Cambra

Vale de Cambra (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈval(ɨ) ðɨ ˈkɐ̃bɾɐ] (About this soundlisten); Proto-Celtic: *Cambra) is a city and a municipality in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 22,864,[1] in an area of 147.33 km².[2] It had 21,440 electors in 2006. The city itself has about 4,100 inhabitants and is located in the Vila Chã, Codal e Vila Cova de Perrinho parish.

Vale de Cambra
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Coordinates: 40°51′N 8°24′W / 40.850°N 8.400°W / 40.850; -8.400Coordinates: 40°51′N 8°24′W / 40.850°N 8.400°W / 40.850; -8.400
Country Portugal
RegionNorte
Metropolitan areaPorto
DistrictAveiro
Parishes7
Government
 • PresidentJosé Pinheiro (CDS/PP)
Area
 • Total147.33 km2 (56.88 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total22,864
 • Density160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Websitehttp://www.cm-valedecambra.pt

The municipality is located in the District of Aveiro, in Norte region and Entre Douro & Vouga subregion. It is now one of the municipalities of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Porto.

The present Mayor is José Alberto Freitas Soares Pinheiro e Silva, elected by the CDS/PP or Social Center Democratic Party/Popular Party. The municipal holiday is June 13.

DemographicsEdit

Population of Vale de Cambra Municipality (1801 – 2004)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2004 2006
9489 10166 12264 15745 20404 24224 24537 24805 24761 24591

ParishesEdit

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 7 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Arões
  • Cepelos
  • Junqueira
  • Macieira de Cambra
  • Roge
  • São Pedro de Castelões
  • Vila Chã


EnvironmentEdit

The mountains of Freita and Arada: Serra da Freita & Serra da Arada

These mountains are a part to the European Nature 2000

Arouca Geopark

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país
  3. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 124" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 4 August 2014.

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