Cabeceiras de Basto Municipality

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Cabeceiras de Basto
Municipality
Flag of Cabeceiras de Basto
Flag
Coat of arms of Cabeceiras de Basto
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 41°32′N 8°01′W / 41.533°N 8.017°W / 41.533; -8.017Coordinates: 41°32′N 8°01′W / 41.533°N 8.017°W / 41.533; -8.017
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Tâmega
District/A.R. Braga
Government
 • Mayor Joaquim Barreto (PS)
Area
 • Total 241.8 km2 (93.4 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 17,775
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 17
Municipal holiday
September 29
Website http://www.cm-cabeceiras-basto.pt

Cabeceiras de Basto (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐβɨˈsɐjɾɐʃ ðɨ ˈβaʃtu]) is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 241.8 km² and a total population of 17,775 inhabitants.

The municipality is composed of 17 parishes, and is located in the district of Braga District bordering the municipality of Montalegre to the north, Boticas to the northeast, Ribeira de Pena to the east, Mondim de Basto to the southeast, Celorico de Basto to the south, Fafe to the west and Vieira do Minho to the northwest.

The present mayor is Joaquim Almeida Barreto, elected by the Socialist Party.

The municipal holiday is September 29.

Parishes[edit]

  • Abadim
  • Alvite
  • Arco de Baúlhe
  • Basto
  • Bucos
  • Cabeceiras de Basto (village)
  • Cavez (formerly Cavês)
  • Faia
  • Gondiães
  • Outeiro
  • Painzela
  • Passos
  • Pedraça
  • Refojos de Basto (Cabeceiras de Basto)
  • Rio Douro
  • Vila Nune
  • Vilar de Cunhas

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