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Flag of Cinfães
Coat of arms of Cinfães
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 41°06′N 8°08′W / 41.100°N 8.133°W / 41.100; -8.133Coordinates: 41°06′N 8°08′W / 41.100°N 8.133°W / 41.100; -8.133
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Tâmega
Intermunic. comm. Tâmega e Sousa
District Viseu
Parishes 14
 • President José Manuel Pinto (PS)
 • Total 239.29 km2 (92.39 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 20,427
 • Density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)

Cinfães (Portuguese pronunciation: [sĩˈfɐ̃jʃ]) is a village and a municipality in the northern district of Viseu, Portugal. The village proper has about 3.300 inhabitants. The population of the municipality in 2011 was 20,427,[1] in an area of 239.29 km².[2]

Its history is linked to the Knights Templar, who had strongholds in Cinfães such as "Torre da Chã" or "Torre dos Pintos"; and also the story of the childhood of King D. Afonso Henriques and his server Egas Moniz. It has an important heritage resource, especially the Romanesque churches such as St. Cristóvão de Nogueira; Lady of Cales or Cadiz, among many important others.

The present mayor is José Manuel Pereira Pinto, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is June 24.


Administratively, the municipality is divided into 14 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Alhões, Bustelo, Gralheira e Ramires
  • Cinfães
  • Espadanedo
  • Ferreiros de Tendais
  • Fornelos
  • Moimenta
  • Nespereira
  • Oliveira do Douro
  • Santiago de Piães
  • São Cristóvão de Nogueira
  • Souselo
  • Tarouquela
  • Tendais
  • Travanca


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