Santo Tirso

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Santo Tirso
Municipality
Basílica de Nossa Senhora da Assunção
Basílica de Nossa Senhora da Assunção
Flag of Santo Tirso
Flag
Coat of arms of Santo Tirso
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: 41°20′N 8°28′W / 41.333°N 8.467°W / 41.333; -8.467Coordinates: 41°20′N 8°28′W / 41.333°N 8.467°W / 41.333; -8.467
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Ave
Metropolitan area Porto
District Porto
Parishes 14
Government
 • President Joaquim Couto (Since 2013) (PS)
Area
 • Total 136.60 km2 (52.74 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 71,530
 • Density 520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-stirso.pt

Santo Tirso (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈsɐ̃tu ˈtiɾsu]) is a city and municipality located in the north of Porto Metropolitan Area, Porto District, Portugal. In the region, the Ave Valley, there is a large center of textile industry. The population in 2011 was 71,530,[1] in an area of 136.60 km².[2]

Another important center in the municipality is Aves.

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 14 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

Sports[edit]

Santo Tirso is home of the historic football club Futebol Clube Tirsense.

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