Paredes de Coura

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Paredes de Coura
Municipality
Flag of Paredes de Coura
Flag
Coat of arms of Paredes de Coura
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 41°54′N 8°33′W / 41.900°N 8.550°W / 41.900; -8.550Coordinates: 41°54′N 8°33′W / 41.900°N 8.550°W / 41.900; -8.550
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Minho-Lima
District/A.R. Viana do Castelo
Government
 • Mayor António Júnior (PS)
Area
 • Total 138.19 km2 (53.36 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 9,198
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 16
Municipal holiday
August 10
Website http://www.cm-paredes-coura.pt

Paredes de Coura (Portuguese pronunciation: [pɐˈɾeðɨʃ ðɨ ˈkowɾɐ]) is a municipality in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 9,198,[1] in an area of 138.19 km².[2]

The municipality is located in the district of Viana do Castelo. The present Mayor is António Pereira Júnior, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is August 10.

Parishes[edit]

The municipality is composed of 16 parishes:[3]

Paredes de Coura Festival[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Paredes de Coura Festival.

The town is internationally famous for the Paredes de Coura summer rock festival.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Eurostat
  3. ^ Diário de Notícias newspaper. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 89" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 7 July 2014. 

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