Espinho, Portugal

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Flag of Espinho
Coat of arms of Espinho
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 41°00′N 8°38′W / 41.000°N 8.633°W / 41.000; -8.633Coordinates: 41°00′N 8°38′W / 41.000°N 8.633°W / 41.000; -8.633
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Grande Porto
District/A.R. Aveiro
 • Mayor Pinto Moreira (PSD)
 • Total 21.1 km2 (8.1 sq mi)
 • Total 32,177
 • Density 1,503/km2 (3,890/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 4
Municipal holiday
June 16
Espinho's beach

Espinho (Portuguese pronunciation: [(ɨ)ʃˈpiɲu] ( )) is a city and a municipality located in the Aveiro District, Portugal, with a total area of 21.1 km² and a total population of 32,177 inhabitants.

It is located in both Greater Oporto (Porto) and GAM of Oporto ( Porto Metropolitan Area ). The current Mayor is José Barbosa Mota, elected by the Socialist Party.

The municipal holiday is June 16. It is one of the smallest municipalities in Portugal. Until 1899, it was part of the Santa Maria da Feira Municipality.

It is a beach resort and a zone of legal gambling with a casino - Casino Solverde. Its fair - Feira de Espinho, having been first organised in 1894, is well known in Portugal. The city is home to CINANIMA - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Animação, an international animation festival.


The city is the home of two Portuguese sports clubs: Sporting Clube de Espinho and Associação Académica de Espinho, and former Portugal national football team player Fernando Couto.



Population of Espinho Municipality (1900 – 2008)
1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2008
3691 11736 23084 32409 34956 33701 29481


Administratively, the municipality is divided into 4 civil parishes (freguesias):[1]

  • Anta e Guetim
  • Espinho
  • Paramos
  • Silvalde

Cities and towns[edit]

  • Espinho (city)
  • Silvalde (town)
  • Anta (town)
  • Paramos (town)
  • Guetim (town)


  1. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 44" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 22 July 2014. 

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