Montemor-o-Velho

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Montemor-o-Velho
Municipality
Flag of Montemor-o-Velho
Flag
Coat of arms of Montemor-o-Velho
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Baixo Mondego
District/A.R. Coimbra
Government
 • Mayor Luís Manuel Barbosa Marques Leal (PSD)
Area
 • Total 228.62 km2 (88.27 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 25,516
 • Density 165.5/km2 (429/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 11
Municipal holiday
8 September
Website http://www.cm-montemorvelho.pt/

Montemor-o-Velho (Portuguese pronunciation: [mõtɨˈmɔɾ u ˈvɛʎu]) is a town and municipality of the Coimbra District, in Portugal. It has roughly 30,000 inhabitants.

Demographics[edit]

Population Montemor-o-Velho Municipality (1801–2006)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2004 2006
9528 6345 22361 25162 27925 27274 26375 25478 25082 24950

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 11 civil parishes (freguesias):[1]

  • Abrunheira, Verride e Vila Nova da Barca
  • Arazede
  • Carapinheira
  • Ereira
  • Gatões e Montemor-o-Velho
  • Liceia
  • Meãs do Campo
  • Pereira
  • Santo Varão
  • Seixo de Gatões
  • Tentúgal

Sports[edit]

Montemor-o-Velho has one of the only international sized 2 km rowing lakes in Portugal. The lake hosted its first rowing race in 2002 (the Coupe de la Jeunesse), before it was completed. During the competition, FISA judges noted that the lake was not wide enough to meet international standards. After then, it was rebuilt to meet these standards. It hosted the 2010 European Rowing Championships.[2]

Famous people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 78" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  2. ^ 2010 European Rowing Championships Re-confirmed for Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal worldrowing.com accessed 14 June 2010

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°10′N 8°41′W / 40.167°N 8.683°W / 40.167; -8.683