Cidade da Maia

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Cidade da Maia
Parish
Cidade da Maia is located in Portugal
Cidade da Maia
Cidade da Maia
Coordinates: 41°13′59″N 8°37′19″W / 41.233°N 8.622°W / 41.233; -8.622Coordinates: 41°13′59″N 8°37′19″W / 41.233°N 8.622°W / 41.233; -8.622
Country Portugal
Municipality Maia
Area
 • Total 10.42 km2 (4.02 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 40,134
 • Density 3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)

Cidade da Maia is a civil parish in the municipality of Maia, Portugal. It was formed in 2013 by the merger of the former parishes Gueifães, Maia and Vermoim.[1] The population in 2011 was 40,134,[2] in an area of 10.42 km².[3] The parish covers the central area of Maia. In 1902, Maia achieved the status of vila (town). Maia was granted city status (cidade) on 23 August 1986.

Overall view
Maia City Hall's Lidador Tower
Visconde de Barreiros' Avenue, Maia.

Sports[edit]

Maia is the hometown of two important sports organizations: the football club FC Maia, and the cycling team União Ciclista da Maia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 66" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  3. ^ Direção-Geral do Território