Castelo Branco District

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District of Castelo Branco
District
LocalDistritoCasteloBranco.svg
Country Portugal
Region Centro
Historical province Beira Baixa
No. of municipalities 12
No. of parishes 160
Capital Castelo Branco
Area
 • Total 6,675 km2 (2,577 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 208,070
 • Density 31/km2 (81/sq mi)
No. of parliamentary representatives 4

Castelo Branco District (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐʃˈtɛlu ˈβɾɐ̃ku], Portuguese: Distrito de Castelo Branco) is located in Central Portugal, the district capital is Castelo Branco, which is now also the most populous city, although the city of Covilhã was once the largest city.

It has an area of 6675 km² (4th largest in Portugal), and a population of 208,069 inhabitants.

Municipalities[edit]

The district is composed of 11 municipalities:

Summary of votes and seats won 1976-2011[edit]

e • d Summary of election results from Castelo Branco district, 1976-2011
Parties % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S
1976 1979 1980 1983 1985 1987 1991 1995 1999 2002 2005 2009 2011
PS 36.4 3 27.8 2 30.3 2 37.1 3 18.5 1 22.4 2 32.4 2 53.2 3 51.6 3 46.1 3 56.0 4 41.0 2 34.8 2
PSD 22.6 2 30.6 2 31.2 3 52.1 4 51.8 3 32.1 2 32.0 2 38.3 2 26.7 1 29.8 2 37.9 2
CDS-PP 19.9 2 13.2 1 9.6 4.7 3.9 7.2 6.3 7.1 5.3 8.4 9.6
PCP/APU/CDU 6.6 12.4 10.5 11.3 8.9 7.1 4.6 3.5 5.3 3.3 3.8 5.1 4.9
BE 1.2 1.5 3.7 9.1 4.2
AD 49.9 4 51.0 4
PRD 24.4 2 6.0
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições

Coordinates: 39°49′26″N 7°29′31″W / 39.824°N 7.492°W / 39.824; -7.492