Ponte da Barca

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Ponte da Barca
Municipality
Flag of Ponte da Barca
Flag
Coat of arms of Ponte da Barca
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: 41°48′N 8°24′W / 41.800°N 8.400°W / 41.800; -8.400Coordinates: 41°48′N 8°24′W / 41.800°N 8.400°W / 41.800; -8.400
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Minho-Lima
Intermunic. comm. Alto Minho
District Viana do Castelo
Parishes 17
Government
 • President António Vassalo Abreu (PS)
Area
 • Total 182.11 km2 (70.31 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 12,061
 • Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-pontedabarca.pt

Ponte da Barca (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpõt(ɨ) ðɐ ˈβaɾkɐ]) is a municipality in the district of Viana do Castelo in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 12,061,[1] in an area of 182.11 km².[2]

The present Mayor is António Vassalo Abreu, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is August 24.

Ferdinand Magellan (Fernando Magalhaes in Portuguese) was born within the town. One of the counties within the town, "Paço [read Passu] Vedro de Magalhaes", (meaning in old Portuguese "Old Palace of Magellan") is named after him.

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 17 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Azias
  • Boivães
  • Bravães
  • Britelo
  • Crasto, Ruivos e Grovelas
  • Cuide de Vila Verde
  • Entre Ambos-os-Rios, Ermida e Germil
  • Lavradas
  • Lindoso
  • Nogueira
  • Oleiros
  • Ponte da Barca, Vila Nova da Muía e Paço Vedro de Magalhães
  • Sampriz
  • São Pedro de Vade
  • São Tomé de Vade
  • Touvedo (São Lourenço e Salvador)
  • Vila Chã (São João Baptista e Santiago)

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