Melgaço, Portugal

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Melgaço
Municipality
Flag of Melgaço
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Coat of arms of Melgaço
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Coordinates: 42°06′N 8°15′W / 42.100°N 8.250°W / 42.100; -8.250Coordinates: 42°06′N 8°15′W / 42.100°N 8.250°W / 42.100; -8.250
Country Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Minho-Lima
Intermunic. comm. Alto Minho
District Viana do Castelo
Parishes 13
Government
 • President António Rui Esteves Solheiro (PS)
Area
 • Total 238.25 km2 (91.99 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 9,213
 • Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-melgaco.pt

Melgaço (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˌmɛɫˈɣasu]) is a municipality in Viana do Castelo District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 9,213,[1] in an area of 238.25 km².[2] It is the northernmost municipality in Portugal.

The present Mayor is António Rui Esteves Solheiro, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is Ascension Day.

Parishes[edit]

Location of parishes (mountainous in dark)

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 13 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

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