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Vila Verde (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvilɐ ˈveɾð(ɨ)] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality in the district of Braga in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 47,888,[1] in an area of 228.67 km².[2]

Vila Verde
Flag of Vila Verde
Flag
Coat of arms of Vila Verde
Coat of arms
LocalVilaVerde.svg
Coordinates: 41°39′N 8°26′W / 41.650°N 8.433°W / 41.650; -8.433Coordinates: 41°39′N 8°26′W / 41.650°N 8.433°W / 41.650; -8.433
Country Portugal
RegionNorte
Intermunic. comm.Cávado
DistrictBraga
Parishes33
Government
 • PresidentAntónio Vilela (PSD)
Area
 • Total228.67 km2 (88.29 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total47,888
 • Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zoneWET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Websitehttp://www.cm-vilaverde.pt

The present Mayor is António Vilela, of the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is June 13.

The county of Vila Verde has a little bit over 150 years of existence, and is one of the biggest counties in the Minho Province.

ParishesEdit

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 33 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Aboim da Nóbrega e Gondomar
  • Atiães
  • Cabanelas
  • Carreiras (São Miguel e Santiago)
  • Cervães
  • Coucieiro
  • Dossãos
  • Escariz (São Mamede e São Martinho)
  • Esqueiros, Nevogilde e Travassós
  • Freiriz
  • Gême
  • Lage
  • Lanhas
  • Loureira
  • Marrancos e Arcozelo
  • Moure
  • Oleiros
  • Oriz (Santa Marinha e São Miguel)
  • Parada de Gatim
  • Pico
  • Pico de Regalados, Gondiães e Mós
  • Ponte
  • Ribeira do Neiva
  • Sabariz
  • Sande, Vilarinho, Barros e Gomide
  • São Miguel do Prado
  • Soutelo
  • Turiz
  • Vade
  • Valbom (São Pedro), Passô e Valbom (São Martinho)
  • Valdreu
  • Vila de Prado
  • Vila Verde e Barbudo

Main sightsEdit

Vila Verde and surrounding region have many historical monuments.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística Archived November 15, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país
  3. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, pages 552 138-139" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 5 August 2014.

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