Fafe Municipality

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Fafe
Municipality
Flag of Fafe
Flag
Coat of arms of Fafe
Coat of arms
Motto: Com Fafe ninguém fanfe
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 41°27′N 8°10′W / 41.450°N 8.167°W / 41.450; -8.167Coordinates: 41°27′N 8°10′W / 41.450°N 8.167°W / 41.450; -8.167
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Ave
District/A.R. Braga
Government
 • Mayor Raúl Cunha (PS)
Area
 • Total 219.1 km2 (84.6 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 53,528
 • Density 244/km2 (630/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 36
Municipal holiday
May 16
Website http://www.cm-fafe.pt

Fafe (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈfaf(ɨ)]) is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 219.1 km² and a total population of 53,528 inhabitants. The city itself has a population of 14,144.[1]

The municipality is composed of 36 parishes, and is located in the Braga District.

The present Mayor is Raúl Cunha, elected by the Socialist Party.

Between 1907 and 1986 Fafe was served by the narrow gauge trains of the Guimarães line. The railway is now closed between Guimarães and Fafe.

The municipal holiday is May 16.

Parishes[edit]

  • Aboim
  • Agrela
  • Antime
  • Ardegão
  • Armil
  • Arnozela
  • Cepães
  • Estorãos
  • Fafe
  • Fareja
  • Felgueiras
  • Fornelos
  • Freitas
  • Golães
  • Gontim
  • Medelo
  • Monte
  • Moreira do Rei
  • Passos
  • Pedraído
  • Queimadela
  • Quinchães
  • Regadas
  • Revelhe
  • Ribeiros
  • Santa Cristina de Arões
  • São Clemente de Silvares
  • São Gens
  • São Martinho de Silvares
  • São Romão de Arões
  • Seidões
  • Serafão
  • Travassós
  • Várzea Cova
  • Vila Cova
  • Vinhós

References[edit]

  1. ^ UMA POPULAÇÃO QUE SE URBANIZA, Uma avaliação recente - Cidades, 2004 Nuno Pires Soares, Instituto Geográfico Português (Geographic Institute of Portugal)

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