Custóias

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Custóias
Parish
Coat of arms of Custóias
Coat of arms
LocalFregMatosinhos-Custóias.svg
Country Portugal
Municipality Matosinhos
Disbanded 2013
Area
 • Total 5.78 km2 (2.23 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 18,065
 • Density 3,100/km2 (8,100/sq mi)
Postal code 4460
Website http://www.custoias.ciberjunta.com

Custóias is a former civil parish in the municipality of Matosinhos in the Greater Porto area, Portugal. In 2013, the parish merged into the new parish Custóias, Leça do Balio e Guifões.[1] Custóias is a town since 2003. The town is 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Matosinhos and 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Porto.

Description[edit]

The town covers an area is 5.78 square kilometres (1,430 acres) and had 18,065 inhabitants in the 2001 census. The area is mainly residential, with two-storey dwellings. The town centre is the town square, called Largo do Souto (Souto Square). Custóias hosts a large fair every Saturday.

Transportation[edit]

Custóias is served by A4 and VRI motorways. Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos do Porto and Resende provide the bus network. The Porto Metro are Line B and E - Custóias; Line C - Cândido dos Reis and Pias.

Penitentiary[edit]

Custóias is home to a state prison that serves the northern region of the country. It was built by prisoners in 1974.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, pages 552 68-69" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 July 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°12′00″N 8°37′59″W / 41.200°N 8.633°W / 41.200; -8.633