Valongo Municipality

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Valongo
Municipality
Church of Valongo
Church of Valongo
Flag of Valongo
Flag
Coat of arms of Valongo
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 41°11′N 8°30′W / 41.183°N 8.500°W / 41.183; -8.500Coordinates: 41°11′N 8°30′W / 41.183°N 8.500°W / 41.183; -8.500
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Grande Porto
District/A.R. Porto
Government
 • Mayor João Paulo Baltazar (PSD)
Area
 • Total 75,13 km2 (2,901 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 97,858
 • Density 1,302,52/km2 (337,350/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 5
Municipal holiday John the Baptist
24 June
Website http://www.cm-valongo.pt/

Valongo (Portuguese pronunciation: [vɐˈlõɡu] ( )) is a Portuguese municipality located in the District of Porto, the city population is 18,698, and the municipality is composed of 5 parishes, of which three are cities (Alfena, Valongo and Ermesinde) and has a total population of 97,858 inhabitants.The two most populous cities (and parishes) in the Valongo municipality are Ermesinde, with a population of 38,315, which is essentially a residential suburb of Porto and Alfena which has the most industry in the municipality.

It is the location of the respected Magic Valongo magic festival.

Parishes[edit]

The 5 parishes of Valongo are: