Porto District

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District of Porto
District
LocalDistritoPorto.svg
Country Portugal
Region Norte
Historical province Douro Litoral
No. of municipalities 18
No. of parishes 383
Capital Porto
Area
 • Total 2,395 km2 (925 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 1,781,826
 • Density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
No. of parliamentary representatives 39

The District of Porto (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpoɾtu], Portuguese: Distrito do Porto), is located on the north-west coast of Portugal. The district capital is the city of Porto, the second largest city in the country. It is bordered by the Aveiro and Viseu districts to the south, Braga district to the north and Vila Real district to the east. Its area is 2395 km² and its population is 1,781,826.

Municipalities[edit]

The district comprises 18 municipalities:

All of the above Municipalities are Cities, except Baião and Lousada. Some municipalities include one or more cities;the municipality of Paredes has the most cities within its municipality: Paredes, Gandra, Rebordosa and São Salvador de Lordelo. Other cities in Porto district: Rio Tinto and Valbom (in Gondomar municipality), Ermesinde (in Valongo municipality), São Mamede de Infesta (in Matosinhos municipality), Freamunde (in Paços de Ferreira municipality) and Lixa (in Felgueiras municipality).

Main Airport[edit]

Porto Airport /Oporto Int.(OPO) Sá Carneiro, mostly located in Pedras Rubras, Moreira, Maia, Grande Porto.

Main Harbour[edit]

Leixões in Matosinhos, Porto area.

Summary of votes and seats won 1976-2011[edit]

e • d Summary of election results from Porto district, 1976-2011
Parties % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S
1976 1979 1980 1983 1985 1987 1991 1995 1999 2002 2005 2009 2011
PS 40.7 18 34.8 14 34.3 14 43.0 18 23.6 10 26.7 11 32.9 13 46.7 18 48.0 19 41.2 17 48.5 20 41.8 18 32.0 14
PSD 27.0 11 26.2 10 29.3 12 50.9 22 51.3 21 36.4 14 32.7 13 40.0 16 27.8 12 29.2 12 39.2 17
CDS-PP 15.7 6 12.5 5 9.8 4 4.0 1 4.1 1 7.8 3 7.5 3 8.4 3 6.9 2 9.3 4 10.0 4
PCP/APU/CDU 8.4 3 14.5 6 11.9 5 13.6 5 12.1 5 9.4 4 6.4 2 6.0 2 6.2 2 4.6 1 5.4 2 5.7 2 6.2 2
BE 2.3 2.7 1 6.7 2 9.2 3 5.1 2
AD 44.5 18 46.6 19
PRD 20.5 8 4.0 1
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições

Coordinates: 41°09′00″N 8°36′36″W / 41.15000°N 8.61000°W / 41.15000; -8.61000