Almeida Municipality

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Almeida
Municipality
Flag of Almeida
Flag
Coat of arms of Almeida
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 40°44′N 6°54′W / 40.733°N 6.900°W / 40.733; -6.900Coordinates: 40°44′N 6°54′W / 40.733°N 6.900°W / 40.733; -6.900
Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Beira Interior Norte
District/A.R. Guarda
Government
 • Mayor António Ribeiro (PSD)
Area
 • Total 518.0 km2 (200.0 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 7,784
 • Density 15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 29
Municipal holiday
July 2
Website http://www.cm-almeida.pt

Almeida (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐɫˈmɐjðɐ]) is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 518 km2 and a total population of 7,784 inhabitants. Located in Riba-Côa river valley, Almeida is an historic town in Beira Interior.

It has several castles within the municipalaty: Castelo Bom, Almeida and Castelo Melhor. Largest towns:Vilar Formoso and Almeida. The municipality is composed of 29 parishes, and is located in the District of Guarda and part of Beiras comurb. Cities nearby: Pinhel, Guarda and Sabugal. The present Mayor is António Baptista Ribeiro, elected by the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is July 2.

The town was captured by Spain in 1762 during the Seven Years' War. In 1810 and 1811, Almeida was the site of two important sieges during the Peninsular War.

Parishes[edit]

  • Ade
  • Aldeia Nova
  • Almeida [vila](town seat)
  • Amoreira
  • Azinhal
  • Cabreira
  • Castelo Bom
  • Castelo Mendo
  • Freineda
  • Freixo
  • Junça
  • Leomil
  • Malhada Sorda
  • Malpartida
  • Mesquitela
  • Mido
  • Miuzela
  • Monte Perobolço
  • Nave de Haver
  • Naves
  • Parada
  • Peva
  • Porto de Ovelha
  • São Pedro de Rio Seco
  • Senouras
  • Vale da Mula
  • Vale de Coelha
  • Vale Verde
  • Vilar Formoso [vila] (border town; borders Fuentes de Onoro, Salamanca {Castilla y Leon})

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