Terras de Bouro

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Terras de Bouro
Municipality
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Coat of arms of Terras de Bouro
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Coordinates: 41°43′N 8°18′W / 41.717°N 8.300°W / 41.717; -8.300Coordinates: 41°43′N 8°18′W / 41.717°N 8.300°W / 41.717; -8.300
Country Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Cávado
Intermunic. comm. Cávado
District Braga
Parishes 14
Government
 • President António Afonso (PSD)
Area
 • Total 277.46 km2 (107.13 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 7,253
 • Density 26/km2 (68/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-terrasdebouro.pt

Terras de Bouro (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈtɛʁɐʒ ðɨ ˈβowɾu]) is a municipality in the district of Braga in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 7,253,[1] in an area of 277.46 km².[2]

The present Mayor is António Ferreira Afonso, elected by the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is June 24, after Saint John.

History[edit]

The Germanic tribe of the Buri accompanied the Suebi in their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula and establishment in Gallaecia (modern northern Portugal and Galicia). The Buri settled in the region between the rivers Cávado and Homem, in the area known thereafter as Terras de Boiro or Terras de Bouro (Lands of the Buri).[3]

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 14 civil parishes (freguesias):[4]

  • Balança
  • Campo do Gerês
  • Carvalheira
  • Chamoim e Vilar
  • Chorense e Monte
  • Cibões e Brufe
  • Covide
  • Gondoriz
  • Moimenta
  • Ribeira
  • Rio Caldo
  • Souto
  • Valdosende
  • Vilar da Veiga

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Direção-Geral do Território
  3. ^ Domingos Maria da Silva, Os Búrios, Terras de Bouro, Câmara Municipal de Terras de Bouro, 2006. (in Portuguese)
  4. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 119" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 31 July 2014. 

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