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The Viana do Castelo District (Portuguese: Distrito de Viana do Castelo [viˈɐnɐ ðu kɐʃˈtɛlu] (About this soundlisten)) is a district located in the northwest of Portugal, bordered by Spain (Galicia) from the north and Braga District from the south. It has an area of 2,255 km2 and a population of 252,011 (2006), for a density of 111.8 inhabitants/km2. The district capital is the city of Viana do Castelo.

Viana do Castelo District
Coat of arms of Viana do Castelo District
Coat of arms
LocalDistritoVianaDoCastelo.svg
CountryPortugal
RegionNorte
Historical provinceMinho
No. of municipalities10
No. of parishes290
CapitalViana do Castelo
Area
 • Total2,255 km2 (871 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total252,011
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codePT-16
No. of parliamentary representatives6

MunicipalitiesEdit

Summary of votes and seats won 1976-2011Edit

e • d Summary of election results from Viana do Castelo district, 1976-2011
Parties % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S
1976 1979 1980 1983 1985 1987 1991 1995 1999 2002 2005 2009 2011
PS 25.5 2 24.9 2 22.8 1 32.5 2 18.4 1 20.3 1 25.2 2 38.8 3 40.2 3 35.3 3 42.0 3 36.3 3 26.2 2
PSD 32.8 3 32.6 3 33.5 3 54.5 5 56.9 4 42.1 3 35.8 2 45.5 3 33.5 2 31.3 2 43.6 3
CDS-PP 23.5 2 18.4 1 16.6 1 7.7 7.2 11.3 14.0 1 10.3 11.4 1 13.6 1 13.4 1
PCP/APU/CDU 6.6 9.8 10.0 9.9 8.2 6.3 5.0 4.6 5.0 3.5 3.8 4.2 4.9
BE 1.2 1.8 4.5 8.6 4.4
AD 54.8 4 59.2 5
PRD 16.2 1 4.8 1.1
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições

Coordinates: 41°41′42″N 8°49′48″W / 41.69500°N 8.83000°W / 41.69500; -8.83000