Oliveira de Frades

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Oliveira de Frades
Municipality
Flag of Oliveira de Frades
Flag
Coat of arms of Oliveira de Frades
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 40°43′N 8°11′W / 40.717°N 8.183°W / 40.717; -8.183Coordinates: 40°43′N 8°11′W / 40.717°N 8.183°W / 40.717; -8.183
Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Dão-Lafões
District/A.R. Viseu
Government
 • Mayor Luís Vasconcelos (PSD)
Area
 • Total 145.4 km2 (56.1 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 10,597
 • Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 8
Municipal holiday
October 7
Website http://www.cm-ofrades.com

Oliveira de Frades (Portuguese pronunciation: [oliˈvɐjɾɐ ðɨ ˈfɾaðɨʃ]) is a municipality in the district Viseu in Portugal with a total area of 145.4 km² and a total population of 10,597 inhabitants.

The municipality was created in 1836 by splitting the municipality Lafões into the existing municipalities of Oliveira de Frades, Sao Pedro do Sul and Vouzela.

It is one of the few municipalities in Portugal without territorial continuity (the other being Montijo and Vila Real de Santo António): its territory comprehends two parts, with the town of Oliveira de Frades located in the bigger part, and Arca e Varzielas in the smaller part.

The present mayor is Luís Manuel Martins Vasconcelos, elected by the Social Democratic Party.

The municipal holiday is October 7.

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 8 civil parishes (freguesias):[1]

  • Arca e Varzielas
  • Arcozelo das Maias
  • Destriz e Reigoso
  • Oliveira de Frades, Souto de Lafões e Sejães
  • Pinheiro
  • Ribeiradio
  • São João da Serra
  • São Vicente de Lafões

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 84" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 July 2014. 

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