Vimeiro

Vimeiro (Portuguese pronunciation: [viˈmɐjɾu]) is a freguesia (civil parish) in the municipality of Lourinhã in west-central Portugal. It is in the District of Lisboa. The population in 2011 was 1,470,[1] in an area of 7.08 km².[2]

Vimeiro
Coat of arms of Vimeiro
Coat of arms
Vimeiro is located in Portugal
Vimeiro
Vimeiro
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 39°10′41″N 9°19′05″W / 39.178°N 9.318°W / 39.178; -9.318Coordinates: 39°10′41″N 9°19′05″W / 39.178°N 9.318°W / 39.178; -9.318
Country Portugal
RegionCentro
Intermunic. comm.Oeste
DistrictLisbon
MunicipalityLourinhã
Area
 • Total7.08 km2 (2.73 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,470
 • Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)

Vimeiro was the site of the 1808 Battle of Vimeiro, where British forces under the Duke of Wellington defeated the French, ending the first French invasion of Portugal. A monument was dedicated in Vimeiro on August 21, 1908, the 100th anniversary of the battle, by Manuel II of Portugal.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE), Census 2011 results according to the 2013 administrative division of Portugal
  2. ^ Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país

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