Celorico de Basto

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Celorico de Basto
Municipality
Monastery of St. John Arnóia
Monastery of St. John Arnóia
Flag of Celorico de Basto
Flag
Coat of arms of Celorico de Basto
Coat of arms
LocalCeloricoDeBasto.svg
Coordinates: 41°23′N 8°00′W / 41.383°N 8.000°W / 41.383; -8.000Coordinates: 41°23′N 8°00′W / 41.383°N 8.000°W / 41.383; -8.000
Country Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Tâmega
Intermunic. comm. Tâmega e Sousa
District Braga
Parishes 15
Government
 • President Albertino Mota Silva (PSD)
Area
 • Total 181.07 km2 (69.91 sq mi)
Population (2011[1])
 • Total 20,098
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Postal code 4890
Website www.cm-celoricobasto.pt

Celorico de Basto (Portuguese: [sɨloˈɾiku ðɨ ˈβaʃtu] ( )) is a municipality in Braga District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 20,098,[2] in an area of 181.07 km².[3] The town of Celorico de Basto has around 2500 inhabitants. The municipality is located bordering the municipality of Cabeceiras de Basto to the north, Mondim de Basto to the east, Amarante to the south, Felgueiras to the southeast and Fafe to the west.

The present mayor is Albertino Mota Silva, elected by the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is July 25.

Celorico de Basto has been occupied since ancient times, as witness marks in the most ancient civilisations have left here.

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 15 civil parishes (freguesias):[4]

  • Agilde
  • Arnóia
  • Borba de Montanha
  • Britelo, Gémeos e Ourilhe
  • Caçarilhe e Infesta
  • Canedo de e Corgo
  • Carvalho e Basto (Santa Tecla)
  • Codeçoso
  • Fervença
  • Moreira do Castelo
  • Rego
  • Ribas
  • São Clemente de Basto
  • Vale de Bouro
  • Veade, Gagos e Molares

International relations[edit]

Celorico de Basto is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Portugal
  2. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  3. ^ Direção-Geral do Território
  4. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 30" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bienvenue au Comité de Jumelage de Houilles". Comité de Jumelage de Houilles (in French). Retrieved 2013-07-16. 

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