Miranda do Corvo

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Miranda do Corvo
Municipality
Statue of Jesus at Miranda do Corvo
Statue of Jesus at Miranda do Corvo
Flag of Miranda do Corvo
Flag
Coat of arms of Miranda do Corvo
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: 40°06′N 8°20′W / 40.100°N 8.333°W / 40.100; -8.333Coordinates: 40°06′N 8°20′W / 40.100°N 8.333°W / 40.100; -8.333
Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Pinhal Interior Norte
Intermunic. comm. Região de Coimbra
District Coimbra
Parishes 4
Area
 • Total 126.38 km2 (48.80 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 13,098
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website www.cm-mirandadocorvo.pt

Miranda do Corvo (Portuguese pronunciation: [miˈɾɐ̃dɐ ðu ˈkoɾvu]) is a town and a municipality in Coimbra District, Portugal. The population in 2011 was 13,098,[1] in an area of 126.38 km².[2]

Miranda do Corvo literally means "View over the Corvo River." The town has a beautiful church situated on a hill overlooking the area. A large "Rio de Janeiro"-type statue of Jesus also looks out over the town. There is a weekly market selling fresh local produce, and another market on the first Sunday of each month where mainly used items are sold.

Miranda do Corvo is approximately 30 minutes by bus from the city of Coimbra. Nearby, at Tabuas, is an ancient pilgrimage site called Senhora da Piedade. Young children were said to have seen visions of Our Lady of Mercy whilst walking in the hills. Ever since, a church has stood upon that spot. The spot offers spectacular views of the entire valley.

Parishes[edit]

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

  • Lamas
  • Miranda do Corvo
  • Semide e Rio Vide
  • Vila Nova

Demography[edit]

Population of Miranda do Corvo Municipality (1801–2011)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2004 2006 2011
6412 5891 12751 12608 12810 12231 11674 13069 13400 13622 13098

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