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Flag of Estarreja
Coat of arms of Estarreja
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 40°45′N 8°34′W / 40.750°N 8.567°W / 40.750; -8.567Coordinates: 40°45′N 8°34′W / 40.750°N 8.567°W / 40.750; -8.567
Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Baixo Vouga
District/A.R. Aveiro
 • Mayor José Eduardo de Matos (PSD-CDS)
 • Total 108.4 km2 (41.9 sq mi)
 • Total 28,236
 • Density 261/km2 (680/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 5
Municipal holiday Saint Anthony
June 13

Estarreja (Portuguese pronunciation: [(ɨ)ʃtɐˈʁɐjʒɐ] ( ) or [(ɨ)ʃtɐˈʁɛʒɐ]) is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 108.4 km² and a total population of 28,236 inhabitants, and 22,746 electors (2006). The only city in the municipality is Estarreja, which is in the urban parish of Beduido. The city itself has a population of approximately 7,000. It is built along the banks of the Antuã River, near the Ria de Aveiro. Estarreja is an important chemical industry centre, being the place where several industrial faciliies of CUF are located.

The municipality is part of the Aveiro District, in the Baixo Vouga subregion, in the Centro Region, Portugal.

Main train stations are Estarreja and Avanca.

The present Mayor is José Eduardo Alves Valente de Matos, elected by a coalition between the Social Democratic Party and the People's Party.

The municipal holiday is June 13.


Population of Estarreja Municipality (1801 – 2006)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2004 2006
17075 26147 34041 23397 25213 26261 26742 28182 28279 28332

In 1926 a portion of territory with about 13 000 inhabitants was taken away from Estarreja municipality to become the municipality of Murtosa. Hence the pollution drop from 1900 to 1930.


Administratively, the municipality is divided into 5 civil parishes (freguesias):[1]

  • Avanca
  • Beduído e Veiros
  • Canelas e Fermelã
  • Pardilhó (town)
  • Salreu (town)

Cities and towns[edit]

  • Estarreja (city)
  • Avanca (town)
  • Pardilhó (town)
  • Salreu (town)


  1. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 45" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 22 July 2014. 

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