Esposende

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Esposende
Municipality
Flag of Esposende
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Coat of arms of Esposende
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Coordinates: 41°32′N 8°47′W / 41.533°N 8.783°W / 41.533; -8.783Coordinates: 41°32′N 8°47′W / 41.533°N 8.783°W / 41.533; -8.783
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Cávado
Intermunic. comm. Cávado
District Braga
Parishes 9
Government
 • President Fernando Cepa (PSD)
Area
 • Total 95.41 km2 (36.84 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 56.186
 • Density 0.59/km2 (1.5/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-esposende.pt/

Esposende (Portuguese pronunciation: [(ɨ)ʃpɔˈzẽd(ɨ)]) is a city and a municipality in Braga District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 34,254,[1] in an area of 95.41 km².[2] The city itself (the parish Esposende, Marinhas e Gandra) had a population of 9,197 in 2001.[3] It gained city status on 2 July 1993. The present Mayor is Fernando Couto Cepa, elected by the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is August 19.

Demographics[edit]

Population of Esposende Municipality (1801–2008)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2011
4 157 12 545 15 161 19 452 23 966 28 652 30 101 33 325 34 254

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 9 civil parishes (freguesias):[4]


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References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Direção-Geral do Território
  3. ^ UMA POPULAÇÃO QUE SE URBANIZA, Uma avaliação recente - Cidades, 2004 Nuno Pires Soares, Instituto Geográfico Português (Geographic Institute of Portugal)
  4. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 45" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 22 July 2014. 

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