Agualva-Cacém

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Agualva-Cacém
Cidade/City
Agualva-Cacém, Lisbon
Agualva-Cacém, Lisbon
Coat of arms of Agualva-Cacém
Coat of arms
Agualva-Cacém is located in Portugal
Agualva-Cacém
Agualva-Cacém
Location of Agualva-Cacém
Coordinates: 38°46′4″N 9°17′58″W / 38.76778°N 9.29944°W / 38.76778; -9.29944Coordinates: 38°46′4″N 9°17′58″W / 38.76778°N 9.29944°W / 38.76778; -9.29944
Country Portugal
RegionLisbon
SubregionGreater Lisbon
DistrictLisbon
MunicipalitySintra
MunicipalitySintra
Area
 • Total127 km2 (49 sq mi)
Elevation
43 m (141 ft)
Population
(2001)
 • Total81,845
 • Density640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
 Refers to the urbanized portions of the parishes of Agualva, Cacém, Mira-Sintra and São Marcos only
Demonym(s)Cacémense (from Cacém) and Agualvense (from Agualva) (both are not very used demonyms)
Time zoneUTC0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (WEST)
Postal Zone(+351) 21X XXX XXX
ISO 3166 codePT
Websitewww.agualvacacem.com

Agualva-Cacém (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈɣwaɫvɐ kɐˈsɐ̃j]) is a Portuguese city located in the municipality of Sintra. It comprises the civil parishes of Agualva, Cacém, Mira-Sintra, and São Marcos, equivalent to 81,845 inhabitants of the municipalities population.[1]

History[edit]

The name Agualva-Cacém belonged to a civil parish that encompassed 10.51 km2 (4.1 sq mi) of the municipality of Sintra. On 12 July 2001, that parish was elevated to the status of city and divided into four civil parishes (24 July 2001).

The toponym "Agualva" is derived from the Latin "Aqua alba", meaning white (pure) water.

Geography[edit]

Agualva-Cacém is divided into four civil parishes, which fall within a territorial extent within the Greater Lisbon subregion, an area of mostly residential suburbs.

With the Reorganização Administrativa do Território das Freguesias (Administrative Reorganization of the Territory of Parishes) - Law Nº. 11-A/2013, 21st of January, 2013, the four parishes were merged in two unions of parishes: União das Freguesias de Agualva e Mira-Sintra and União das Freguesias do Cacém e S. Marcos.

The train station (Estação Ferroviária de Agualva-Cacém) exists since 1887 (then under the operation of the Larmanjat railway company (1870-1877)). It was completely remodeled in 2013 (remodeling works began in 2008).

Architecture[edit]

  • Anta de Agualva
  • Gruta do Colaride

Notable citizens[edit]

Sport[edit]

There are several football clubs in Agualva-Cacém and two futsal clubs; these include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Soares, Nuno Pires (2001), Uma População Que Se Urbaniza (Census 2001) (PDF) (in Portuguese), Instituto Geográfico Português[permanent dead link]

External links[edit]