Mêda Municipality

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Mêda
Municipality
Flag of Mêda
Flag
Coat of arms of Mêda
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 40°58′N 7°16′W / 40.967°N 7.267°W / 40.967; -7.267Coordinates: 40°58′N 7°16′W / 40.967°N 7.267°W / 40.967; -7.267
Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Beira Interior Norte
District/A.R. Guarda
Government
 • Mayor João Leal Pinto (PSD)
Area
 • Total 286.1 km2 (110.5 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 6,000
 • Density 21/km2 (50/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 16
Municipal holiday
November 11
Website http://www.cm-meda.pt

Mêda (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈmeðɐ]) is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 286.1 km2 (110 sq mi) and a total population of 6,000 inhabitants. The city of Mêda has a population of 2,004.[1] It was promoted to city in December 2004.

Municipality[edit]

The municipality is composed of 16 parishes, and is located in Guarda District, Centro Region, Beira Interior Norte Subregion.

The present Mayor is João Germano Mourato Leal Pinto, elected by the Social Democratic Party. Main monument:Marialva Castle/Castelo de Marialva.Also nearby in the municipalities of Foz Côa and Pinhel is the: Parque Arqueológico do Vale do Coa,(Côa Valley,a World Heritage sight/ Côa Valley pre-historic rock-art archaeological site. The municipal holiday is November 11.

Parishes[edit]

  • Aveloso
  • Barreira
  • Carvalhal
  • Casteição
  • Coriscada
  • Fonte Longa
  • Longroiva
  • Marialva
  • Mêda
  • Outeiro de Gatos
  • Pai Penela
  • Poço do Canto
  • Prova
  • Rabaçal
  • Ranhados
  • Vale Flor

References[edit]

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

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