Agualva-Cacém

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Agualva-Cacém
Cidade/City
Official seal of Agualva-Cacém
Seal
Agualva-Cacém is located in Portugal
Agualva-Cacém
Agualva-Cacém
Location of Agualva-Cacém
Coordinates: 38°46′4″N 9°17′58″W / 38.76778°N 9.29944°W / 38.76778; -9.29944Coordinates: 38°46′4″N 9°17′58″W / 38.76778°N 9.29944°W / 38.76778; -9.29944
Country  Portugal
Region Lisbon
Subregion Greater Lisbon
District Lisbon
Municipality Sintra
Municipality Sintra
Area
 • Total 127 km2 (49 sq mi)
Elevation 43 m (141 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 81,845
 • Density 640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
  Refers to the urbanized portions of the parishes of Agualva, Cacém, Mira-Sintra and São Macros only
Demonym Cacémense (from Cacém) and Agualvense (from Agualva) (both are not very used demonyms)
Time zone WET (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)
Postal Zone (+351) 21X XXX XXX
ISO 3166 code PT
Website http://www.agualvacacem.com

Agualva-Cacém (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈɣwaɫvɐ kɐˈsɐ̃j]) is a Portuguese city located in the municipality of Sintra. It comprises the civil parishes of Agualva, Cacém, Mira-Sintra, and São Marcos, equivalent to 81,845 inhabitants of the municipalities population.[1]

History[edit]

The name Agualva-Cacém belonged to a civil parish that encompassed 10.51 km2 (4.1 sq mi) of the municipality of Sintra. On 12 July 2001, that parish was elevated to the status of city and divided into four civil parishes (24 July 2001).

Geography[edit]

Glimpse of Alguava-Cacém

Agualva-Cacém is divided into four civil parishes, which fall within a territorial extent within the Greater Lisbon subregion, an area of mostly residential suburbs.

With the Reorganização Administrativa do Território das Freguesias (Administrative Reorganization of the Territory of Parishes) - Law Nº. 11-A/2013, 21st of January, 2013, the four parishes were merged in two unions of parishes: União das Freguesias de Agualva e Mira-Sintra and União das Freguesias do Cacém e S. Marcos.

Architecture[edit]

  • Anta de Agualva
  • Gruta do Colaride

Notable citizens[edit]

Sport[edit]

There are several football clubs in Agualva-Cacém and two futsal clubs; these include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Soares, Nuno Pires (2001), Uma População Que Se Urbaniza (Census 2001) (PDF) (in Portuguese), Instituto Geográfico Português 

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