Fafe

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Fafe
Municipality
Praça 25 de Abril, Fafe
Praça 25 de Abril, Fafe
Flag of Fafe
Flag
Coat of arms of Fafe
Coat of arms
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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
Intermunic. comm. Ave
District Braga
Parishes 25
Government
 • President Raúl Cunha (PS)
Area
 • Total 219.08 km2 (84.59 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 50,633
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-fafe.pt

Fafe (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈfaf(ɨ)]) is a municipality in the Braga District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 50,633,[1] in an area of 219.08 km².[2] The city itself had a population of 14,144 in 2001.[3]

The present Mayor is Raúl Cunha, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is May 16.

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.

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 25 civil parishes (freguesias):[4]

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

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 47" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 22 July 2014. 

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