Mealhada

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Mealhada
Municipality
Buçaco Palace
Buçaco Palace
Flag of Mealhada
Flag
Coat of arms of Mealhada
Coat of arms
LocalMealhada.svg
Coordinates: 40°23′N 8°27′W / 40.383°N 8.450°W / 40.383; -8.450Coordinates: 40°23′N 8°27′W / 40.383°N 8.450°W / 40.383; -8.450
Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Baixo Vouga
Intermunic. comm. Região de Coimbra
District Aveiro
Parishes 8
Government
 • President Carlos Cabral (PS)
Area
 • Total 110.66 km2 (42.73 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 20,428
 • Density 180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-mealhada.pt

Mealhada (Portuguese pronunciation: [miɐˈʎaðɐ] ( )) is a city and a municipality located in Aveiro District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 20,428,[1] in an area of 110.66 km².[2] It had 17,043 eligible voters (2006). The city of Mealhada itself has a population of 4,522.[3]

It is included in the Região de Coimbra. The city of Coimbra is about 15 km.

The present Mayor is Carlos Alberto Costa Cabral, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is Ascension Day.

Demographics[edit]

Population of Mealhada Municipality (1801–2011)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2004 2011
2326 7102 9915 13869 17478 19305 18272 20751 21500 20428

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 6 civil parishes (freguesias):[4]

  • Barcouço
  • Casal Comba
  • Luso
  • Mealhada, Ventosa do Bairro e Antes
  • Pampilhosa
  • Vacariça

Cities and towns[edit]

  • Mealhada (city)

Villages[edit]

Attractions[edit]

The Buçaco Palace (Portuguese: Palácio Hotel do Buçaco) is a luxury hotel located in the municipality of Mealhada, in the Serra do Buçaco mountains.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Direção-Geral do Território
  3. ^ [1] Census 2011 (INE - Statistics Portugal)
  4. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 69" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 July 2014. 

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