Vila Velha de Ródão

Vila Velha de Ródão (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvilɐ ˈvɛʎɐ ðɨ ˈʁɔðɐ̃w] (listen)) is a municipality in the district of Castelo Branco in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 3,521,[1] in an area of 329.91 km2.[2]

Vila Velha de Rodão
Flag of Vila Velha de Rodão
Coat of arms of Vila Velha de Rodão
LocalVilaVelhaDeRodao.svg
Coordinates: 39°39′15″N 7°40′20″W / 39.65417°N 7.67222°W / 39.65417; -7.67222Coordinates: 39°39′15″N 7°40′20″W / 39.65417°N 7.67222°W / 39.65417; -7.67222
Country Portugal
RegionCentro
Intermunic. comm.Beira Baixa
DistrictCastelo Branco
Parishes4
Government
 • PresidentLuís Miguel Ferro Pereira (PS)
Area
 • Total329.91 km2 (127.38 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total3,521
 • Density11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holidayMonday after the 4th Sunday of August
Websitehttp://www.cm-vvrodao.pt/

The present mayor is Maria Carmo Sequeira, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is the Monday after the 4th Sunday of August.

In 1762, it was the site of the Battle of Vila Velha.

On 5 November 2007, a road accident on A23 killed 15 people and injured 22.[3]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Vila Velha de Ródão, 1985-2021, altitude: 59 m (194 ft)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average precipitation mm (inches) 91.5
(3.60)
69.2
(2.72)
56.7
(2.23)
63.6
(2.50)
50.7
(2.00)
15.0
(0.59)
4.1
(0.16)
6.6
(0.26)
32.5
(1.28)
103.7
(4.08)
99.9
(3.93)
96.5
(3.80)
690
(27.15)
Source: Portuguese Environment Agency[4]

ParishesEdit

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 4 civil parishes (freguesias):[5]

  • Fratel
  • Perais
  • Sarnadas de Ródão
  • Vila Velha de Ródão

Notable peopleEdit

  • Armindo Monteiro (1896 – 1955) a university professor, businessman, diplomat and politician
  • Manuel Cargaleiro (born 1927 in Vila Velha de Ródão) an artist who creates ceramic and painting

Powerboat RacingEdit

In October 2020, Vila Velha de Ródão hosted the final two rounds of the UIM F2 World Championship. The series was won by Portuguese driver Duarte Benavente.[6]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística Archived November 15, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país
  3. ^ Acidente na A23: Número de mortos sobe para 15 Archived October 26, 2008, at the Wayback Machine Jornalismo Porto Net, 6 November 2007. Accessed 6 November, 2007. (in Portuguese)
  4. ^ "Vila Velha de Ródão (16K/01G)". SNIRH. Retrieved 12 December 2021.
  5. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, pages 552 137-138" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  6. ^ "So that was 2020 – UIM F2 World Championship".