Paços de Ferreira

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Paços de Ferreira
The civic gardens of Paços de Ferreira
The civic gardens of Paços de Ferreira
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Flag
Coat of arms of
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Coordinates: 41°16′N 8°24′W / 41.267°N 8.400°W / 41.267; -8.400Coordinates: 41°16′N 8°24′W / 41.267°N 8.400°W / 41.267; -8.400
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Tâmega
Intermunic. comm. Tâmega e Sousa
District Porto
Parishes 12
Area
 • Total 70.99 km2 (27.41 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 56,340
 • Density 790/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)

Paços de Ferreira (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpasuʒ ðɨ fɨˈʁɐjɾɐ]) is a municipality in the Norte Region of Portugal. Sometimes referred to as the Capital do Móvel (capital of furniture), owing to the predominance of this industry within its territory, the municipality is location of IKEA's industrial operations within Portugal. The population in 2011 was 56,340,[1] in an area of 70.99 km².[2]

History[edit]

Paços de Ferreira was incorporated in 1993.

Geography[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 12 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Carvalhosa
  • Eiriz
  • Ferreira
  • Figueiró
  • Frazão Arreigada
  • Freamunde [city]
  • Meixomil
  • Paços de Ferreira [city]
  • Penamaior
  • Raimonda
  • Sanfins Lamoso Codessos
  • Seroa

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