Águeda (freguesia)

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Águeda
Freguesia
Coat of arms of Águeda
Coat of arms
Águeda is located in Portugal
Águeda
Águeda
Location of Águeda in Portugal
Coordinates: 40°34′00″N 8°27′00″W / 40.56667°N 8.45000°W / 40.56667; -8.45000Coordinates: 40°34′00″N 8°27′00″W / 40.56667°N 8.45000°W / 40.56667; -8.45000
Country Portugal
Region Centro
Sub-region Baixo Vouga
District Aveiro
Municipality Águeda
Government
 • President of the Junta Paulo Alexandre Guerra de Azevedo Seara
Area
 • Total 41.6 km2 (16.1 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 11,346
 • Density 270/km2 (710/sq mi)

Águeda was a freguesia ("civil parish") in Águeda Municipality, Aveiro District, Portugal. It had an area of 41.6 km2 and in 2011 had a population of 11,346.[1]

History[edit]

In 2013 it was merged with Borralha to form the new freguesia of Águeda e Borralha.[2]

Places[edit]

  • Alagoa
  • Alhandra
  • Ameal
  • Assequins
  • Bolfiar
  • Catraia de Assequins
  • Cavadas
  • Giesteira
  • Gravanço
  • Lapas de S. Pedro
  • Maçoida
  • Ninho de Águia
  • Paredes
  • Raivo
  • Regote
  • Rio Covo
  • Sardão
  • S. Pedro
  • Vale de Erva
  • Vale Domingos
  • Vale Durão
  • Vale Durão
  • Vale do Sobreirinho
  • Vale Verde

Demography[edit]

Politics[edit]

Elections[edit]

In the 2009 local elections for the Assembly of the Freguesia, there were 10,328 registered voters, with 5,698 (55.17%) voting and 4,630 (44.83%) abstaining. The Socialist Party got 3,039 votes (53.33%), electing eight members of the Assembly, the Social Democratic Party got 1,495 votes (26.24%), electing four members of the Assembly and the Democratic and Social Centre – People's Party got 482 votes (8.46%), electing one member of the Assembly. The three remaining lists did not elect any member of the Assembly.[3] As of 31 December 2011, the freguesia had 10,396 registered voters.[1]

Religion[edit]

The Portuguese Roman Catholic Church's Diocese of Aveiro includes the Parish of Águeda[4] as part of the archpriestship of Águeda.[5]

Built Heritage[edit]

The Pillory of Assequins, now fragmented, is located in this former freguesia and is classified as an Imóvel de Interesse Público.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Freguesia de Barrô". cm-agueda.pt (in Portuguese). Câmara Municipal de Águeda. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Assembly of the Republic (28 January 2013). "Lei n.º 11-A/2013 de 28 de janeiro" (PDF). Diário da República (in Portuguese). Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Autarquicas - 11/10/2009 Informação Detalhada - Distrito: AVEIRO / Conc: AGUEDA e - Distrito: AVEIRO / Conc: AGUEDA / Freg: Agueda". eleicoes.cne.pt (in Portuguese). Comissão Nacional de Eleições. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Paróquia de Águeda". diocese-aveiro.pt (in Portuguese). Diocese of Aveiro. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Arciprestado de Águeda". diocese-aveiro.pt (in Portuguese). Diocese of Aveiro. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Pelourinho de Assequins". igespar.pt (in Portuguese). Instituto de Gestão do Património Arquitectónico e Arqueológico. Retrieved 9 February 2014.