Penafiel

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Penafiel
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Coordinates: 41°12′N 8°17′W / 41.200°N 8.283°W / 41.200; -8.283Coordinates: 41°12′N 8°17′W / 41.200°N 8.283°W / 41.200; -8.283
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Tâmega
Intermunic. comm. Tâmega e Sousa
District Porto
Parishes 28
Area
 • Total 212.24 km2 (81.95 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 72,265
 • Density 340/km2 (880/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-penafiel.pt/

Penafiel (Portuguese pronunciation: [pɨnɐfiˈɛɫ] or [ˌpenɐfiˈɛɫ]) is a municipality in Porto District in the North of Portugal. The population in 2011 was 72,265,[1] in an area of 212.24 km².[2] The municipality of Penafiel is located east of Porto in Tâmega subregion, of which is one of the main cities.

Demographics[edit]

Population of Penafiel Municipality (1801–2008)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2011
18 576 26 944 31 799 37 496 49 924 64 267 68 444 71 800 72 265

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 28 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Abragão
  • Boelhe
  • Bustelo
  • Cabeça Santa
  • Canelas
  • Capela
  • Castelões
  • Croca
  • Duas Igrejas
  • Eja
  • Fonte Arcada
  • Galegos
  • Guilhufe e Urrô
  • Irivo
  • Lagares e Figueira
  • Luzim e Vila Cova
  • Oldrões
  • Paço de Sousa
  • Penafiel
  • Perozelo
  • Rans
  • Rio de Moinhos
  • Rio Mau
  • São Mamede de Recezinhos
  • São Martinho de Recezinhos
  • Sebolido
  • Termas de São Vicente
  • Valpedre

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