Águas Santas

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Águas Santas
Parish
Coat of arms of Águas Santas
Coat of arms
LocalFregMaia-AguasSantas.svg
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
Area
 • 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.

History[edit]

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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