Vila Velha de Ródão

Vila Velha de Ródão (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvilɐ ˈvɛʎɐ ðɨ ˈʁɔðɐ̃w] (About this soundlisten)) 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
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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]

ParishesEdit

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

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

Notable peopleEdit

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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. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, pages 552 137-138" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 5 August 2014.