Vila Nova de Gaia Municipality

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Vila Nova de Gaia
Municipality
Vila Nova de Gaia seen from Porto.
Vila Nova de Gaia seen from Porto.
Flag of Vila Nova de Gaia
Flag
Coat of arms of Vila Nova de Gaia
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 41°08′N 8°37′W / 41.133°N 8.617°W / 41.133; -8.617Coordinates: 41°08′N 8°37′W / 41.133°N 8.617°W / 41.133; -8.617
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Grande Porto
District/A.R. Porto
Government
 • Mayor Luís Filipe Menezes (PSD)
Area
 • Total 168.7 km2 (65.1 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 310,086
 • Density 1,783/km2 (4,620/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 24
Municipal holiday John the Baptist
24 June
Website http://www.cm-gaia.pt

Vila Nova de Gaia Municipality is located in Porto District in Norte Region in Portugal. It contains the city of Vila Nova de Gaia.

The municipality contains 24 parishes with a total population of 288,749 inhabitants, and is the most populous municipality in Norte Region.

Parishes[edit]

There are 24 parishes (freguesias) in Vila Nova de Gaia:

Parish Population Area Density
Arcozelo 12,393 7.82 km² 1,548.8.km²
Avintes 11,523 9.38 km² 1,228.5/km²
Canelas 12,303 7.47 km² 1,647/km²
Canidelo 23,737 8.05 km² 2,948.7/km²
Crestuma 2,962 4.93/km² 600.8/km²
Grijó 10,267 11.46 km² 895.9/km²
Gulpilhares 9,707 6.14 km² 1,580.9/km²
Lever 3,033 6.88 km² 440.8/kmª
Madalena 9,356 6.02 km² 1,554.2/km²
Mafamude (City of Vila Nova de Gaia) 38,940 5.39 km² 7,224.5/km²
Olival 5,616 7.96 km² 705.5/kmª
Oliveira do Douro 23,384 6.72 km² 3,479.8/km²
Pedroso 18,449 19.65 km² 938.9/km²
Perosinho 5,950 4.71 km² 1,263.3/km²
Sandim 6,326 15.97 km² 396.1/km²
Santa Marinha (City of Vila Nova de Gaia) 30,758 6 km² 5,126.3/km²
São Félix da Marinha 11,171 9 km² 1,241.2/km²
São Pedro da Afurada (City of Vila Nova de Gaia) 3,442 1 kmª 3,442/km²
Seixezelo 1,729 1.61 km² 1,073.9/km²
Sermonde 1,225 1.41 km² 868.8/km²
Serzedo 7,547 7,62 km² 990.4/km²
Valadares 9,095 4.94 km² 1,841/km²
Vilar de Andorinho 16,710 6,52 km² 2,562.9//km²
Vilar do Paraíso 13,126 4.17 km² 3,147.7/km²

The most populous is Mafamude and the least is Sermonde, while the largest by area is Pedroso and the smallest is São Pedro da Afurada. In terms of populational density, the most dense is Mafamude and the least dense is Sandim.

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