Águas Santas

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Águas Santas
Coat of arms of Águas Santas
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 41°12′32″N 8°35′20″W / 41.209°N 8.589°W / 41.209; -8.589Coordinates: 41°12′32″N 8°35′20″W / 41.209°N 8.589°W / 41.209; -8.589
Country Portugal
Municipality Maia
 • Total 8.23 km2 (3.18 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 27,470
 • Density 3,300/km2 (8,600/sq mi)
Website http://www.jf-aguassantas.pt/

Águas Santas is a Portuguese town and parish located in the municipality of Maia. The population in 2011 was 27,470,[1] in an area of 8.23 km²,[2] making it one of the most densely populated towns in the Porto District. It is located about 3.5 kilometers north of the city of Porto, near river Leça.


The first references to Águas Santas are found in a document dating from the year 1120, where Pope Callixtus II mentions the monastery of Aquis Sanctis.[3]

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