Santa Comba Dão

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Santa Comba Dão
Street in Santa Comba Dão
Street in Santa Comba Dão
Flag of Santa Comba Dão
Coat of arms of Santa Comba Dão
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 40°24′N 8°07′W / 40.400°N 8.117°W / 40.400; -8.117Coordinates: 40°24′N 8°07′W / 40.400°N 8.117°W / 40.400; -8.117
Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Dão-Lafões
District/A.R. Viseu
 • Mayor Leonel Gouveia (PS)
 • Total 112.0 km2 (43.2 sq mi)
 • Total 12,393
 • Density 111/km2 (290/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 9
Municipal holiday Ascension Day
date varies

Santa Comba Dão (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈsɐ̃tɐ ˈkõbɐ ˈðɐ̃w]) is a city and a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 112.0 km² and a total municipal population of 12,393 inhabitants. The city proper has a population of 3,300.

The municipality is composed of 9 parishes and is located in the district Viseu.

The present mayor is Leonel Gouveia, elected in 2013 by Socialist Party.

António de Oliveira Salazar, who was the Prime Minister of Portugal from 1932 to 1968 and leader of the Estado Novo, was born in Vimieiro, Santa Comba Dão on 28 April 1889.

The town's station was formerly a terminus of the Dão line to/from Viseu. This narrow gauge railway closed to passengers in 1988.

The municipal holiday is Ascension Day.


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