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Valongo (Portuguese pronunciation: [vɐˈlõɡu] (About this soundlisten)) is a Portuguese municipality located in the District of Porto and 10 km from central Porto. The city population is 18,698, and the municipality is composed of 4 parishes, of which three are cities (Alfena, Valongo and Ermesinde). The population in 2011 was 93,858,[1] in an area of 75.12 km².[2] The two most populous cities (and parishes) in the Valongo municipality are Ermesinde, with a population of 38,315, which is essentially a residential suburb of Porto and Alfena which has the most industry in the municipality.

Valongo
Church of Valongo
Church of Valongo
Flag of Valongo
Flag
Coat of arms of Valongo
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: 41°11′N 8°30′W / 41.183°N 8.500°W / 41.183; -8.500Coordinates: 41°11′N 8°30′W / 41.183°N 8.500°W / 41.183; -8.500
Country Portugal
RegionNorte
Metropolitan areaPorto
DistrictPorto
Parishes4
Government
 • PresidentJosé Manuel Ribeiro (PS)
Area
 • Total75.12 km2 (29.00 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total93,858
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zoneWET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Websitehttp://www.cm-valongo.pt/

It is the location of the respected Magic Valongo magic festival.

ParishesEdit

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 4 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

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 552 125" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 4 August 2014.