Vila Velha de Ródão

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Vila Velha de Rodão
Municipality
Flag of Vila Velha de Rodão
Flag
Coat of arms of Vila Velha de Rodão
Coat of arms
Location in Portugal
Location in Portugal
Coordinates: 39°39′N 7°40′W / 39.650°N 7.667°W / 39.650; -7.667Coordinates: 39°39′N 7°40′W / 39.650°N 7.667°W / 39.650; -7.667
Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Beira Interior Sul
District/A.R. Castelo Branco
Government
 • Mayor Maria Carmo Sequeira (PS)
Area
 • Total 329.9 km2 (127.4 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 3,802
 • Density 12/km2 (30/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 4
Municipal holiday Monday after the 4th
Sunday of August
Website http://www.cm-vvrodao.pt/

Vila Velha de Ródão (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvilɐ ˈvɛʎɐ ðɨ ˈʁɔðɐ̃w̃]) is a municipality in the district of Castelo Branco in Portugal with a total area of 329.9 km² and a total population of 3,802 inhabitants.

The present mayor is Maria Carmo Sequeira, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is the Monday after the 4th Sunday of August.

In 1762 it was the site of the Battle of Vila Velha.

On 5 November 2007, a road accident on A23 killed 15 people and injured 22.[1]

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 4 civil parishes (freguesias):[2]

  • Fratel
  • Perais
  • Sarnadas de Ródão
  • Vila Velha de Ródão

Notable people[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Acidente na A23: Número de mortos sobe para 15 Jornalismo Porto Net, 6 November 2007. Accessed 6 November, 2007. (Portuguese)
  2. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, pages 552 137-138" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 5 August 2014.