Monção Municipality

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Monção
Municipality
Flag of Monção
Flag
Coat of arms of Monção
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
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
District/A.R. Viana do Castelo
Seat Monção
Government
 • Mayor José Moreira (Socialist)
Area
 • Total 211.3 km2 (81.6 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 19,738
 • Density 93.4/km2 (242/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 33
Municipal holiday
March 12
Website http://www.cm-moncao.pt/

Monção (Portuguese pronunciation: [mõˈsɐ̃w]) is a municipality (town/Borough Council) in Portugal with a total area of 211.3 km² and a total population of 19,738 inhabitants (2006).

The municipality (Borough) is composed of 33 freguesias (parishes), and is located in the district of Viana do Castelo.

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 (1801–2004)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2004
12,095 14,983 26,077 24,585 27,393 23,799 21,799 19,956 19,842

Parishes[edit]

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

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