Ovar

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Ovar
Municipality
Flag of Ovar
Flag
Coat of arms of Ovar
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
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
District/A.R. Aveiro
Government
 • Mayor Manuel Oliveira (PS)
Area
 • Total 147.4 km2 (56.9 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 56,296
 • Density 385/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 8
Municipal holiday Saint Christopher
July 25
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. It has a total area of about 147.4 km2 (57 sq mi) and a total population of 56,296 inhabitants, and 42,582 electors (2006). The city of Ovar itself has a population of 16,849.[1]

The municipality is composed of 8 parishes and includes two cities: Ovar (approx. 17,000 inhabitants) and Esmoriz (about 12,000 residents).

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.

Ovar Matriz Church

Demographics[edit]

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

Cities and towns[edit]

There are two cities and three towns in the municipality.

Parishes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ UMA POPULAÇÃO QUE SE URBANIZA, Uma avaliação recente - Cidades, 2004 Nuno Pires Soares, Instituto Geográfico Português (Geographic Institute of Portugal)

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