Santo Tirso Municipality

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Santo Tirso
Flag of Santo Tirso
Coat of arms of Santo Tirso
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
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
District/A.R. Porto
 • Mayor Castro Fernandes (PS)
 • Total 136.5 km2 (52.7 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 71,623
 • Density 524/km2 (1,360/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 24
Municipal holiday Saint Benedict
11 July

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 city population is 14000 (last 2001 census), the urban area of the city with 8 parishes has 28407. Total municipality (Concelho) population is 71623 in 24 parishes.

Another important center in the municipality is Vila das Aves.


The 24 parishes of Santo Tirso are:


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

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