Manteigas

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Manteigas
Municipality
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Coat of arms of Manteigas
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Coordinates: 40°24′N 7°32′W / 40.400°N 7.533°W / 40.400; -7.533Coordinates: 40°24′N 7°32′W / 40.400°N 7.533°W / 40.400; -7.533
Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Beira Interior Norte
Intermunic. comm. Beiras e Serra da Estrela
District Guarda
Parishes 4
Government
 • President Esmeraldo Carvalhinho (PS)
Area
 • Total 121.98 km2 (47.10 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,430
 • Density 28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-manteigas.pt

Manteigas (Portuguese pronunciation: [mɐ̃ˈtɐjɣɐʃ]) is a town and a municipality in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 3,430,[1] in an area of 121.98 km².[2]

The municipality is located in Guarda District; in Centro Region and Beira Interior Norte Subregion. It is located in the Serra da Estrela Mountains, the highest elevation in mainland Portugal. Cities nearby: Guarda, Seia, Gouveia and Covilhã. The present Mayor is Esmeraldo Saraiva Neto Carvalhinho, elected by the Socialist Party.

The municipal holiday is March 4.

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 4 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Sameiro
  • Santa Maria (Town of Manteigas)
  • São Pedro (Town of Manteigas)
  • Vale de Amoreira

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