Monção

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Monção
Municipality
Flag of Monção
Flag
Coat of arms of Monção
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: 42°04′N 8°29′W / 42.067°N 8.483°W / 42.067; -8.483Coordinates: 42°04′N 8°29′W / 42.067°N 8.483°W / 42.067; -8.483
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Minho-Lima
Intermunic. comm. Alto Minho
District Viana do Castelo
Government
 • President José Moreira (Socialist)
Area
 • Total 211.31 km2 (81.59 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 19,230
 • Density 91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website www.cm-moncao.pt

Monção (Portuguese pronunciation: [mõˈsɐ̃w]) is a municipality in the district of Viana do Castelo in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 19,230,[1] in an area of 211.31 km².[2] The current Mayor is Socialist Party's José Emílio Pedreira Moreira. The municipal holiday is March 12.

It is the birthplace of José Gomes Temporão, current Minister of Health of Brazil.

Population[edit]

Population of Monção Municipality (1801–2011)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2011
12,095 14,983 26,077 24,585 27,393 23,799 21,799 19,956 19,230

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 24 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Abedim
  • Anhões e Luzio
  • Barbeita
  • Barroças e Taias
  • Bela
  • Cambeses
  • Ceivães e Badim
  • Lara
  • Longos Vales
  • Mazedo e Cortes
  • Merufe
  • Messegães, Valadares e Sá
  • Monção e Troviscoso
  • Moreira
  • Pias
  • Pinheiros
  • Podame
  • Portela
  • Riba de Mouro
  • Sago, Lordelo e Parada
  • Segude
  • Tangil
  • Troporiz e Lapela
  • Trute

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