Ovar

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Ovar
Municipality
Ovar Matriz Church.
Ovar Matriz Church.
Flag of Ovar
Flag
Coat of arms of Ovar
Coat of arms
LocalOvar.svg
Coordinates: 40°52′N 8°38′W / 40.867°N 8.633°W / 40.867; -8.633Coordinates: 40°52′N 8°38′W / 40.867°N 8.633°W / 40.867; -8.633
Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Baixo Vouga
Intermunic. comm. Região de Aveiro
District Aveiro
Parishes 5
Government
 • President Salvador Malheiro (PSD)
Area
 • Total 147.70 km2 (57.03 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 55,398
 • Density 380/km2 (970/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-ovar.pt

Ovar (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɔˈvaɾ] ( ) or [oˈvaɾ]) is a city and a municipality in Aveiro District, Baixo Vouga Subregion in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 55,398,[1] in an area of 147.70 km².[2] It had 42,582 eligible voters (2006). The municipality includes two cities: Ovar (16,849 inhabitants in 2001) and Esmoriz (11,020 inhabitants in 2001).[3]

The present Mayor is Manuel Alves Oliveira, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is July 25.

Ovar is home to the football team A.D. Ovarense who play at the Estádio Marques da Silva.

Demographics[edit]

Population of Ovar Municipality (1801 – 2011)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2008 2011
10 822 10 075 25 605 29 970 35 320 45 378 49 659 55 198 57 983 55 398

Cities and towns[edit]

There are two cities and three towns in the municipality.

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 5 civil parishes (freguesias):[4]

  • Cortegaça
  • Esmoriz
  • Maceda
  • Ovar, São João, Arada e São Vicente de Pereira
  • Válega

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Direção-Geral do Território
  3. ^ UMA POPULAÇÃO QUE SE URBANIZA, Uma avaliação recente - Cidades, 2004 Nuno Pires Soares, Instituto Geográfico Português (Geographic Institute of Portugal)
  4. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 87" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 July 2014. 

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