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Official seal of Agualva-Cacém
Agualva-Cacém is located in Portugal
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
Region Lisbon
Subregion Greater Lisbon
District Lisbon
Municipality Sintra
Municipality Sintra
 • Total 127 km2 (49 sq mi)
Elevation 43 m (141 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 81,845
 • Density 640/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 zone WET (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)
Postal Zone (+351) 21X XXX XXX
ISO 3166 code PT

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]


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.


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).


  • Anta de Agualva
  • Gruta do Colaride

Notable citizens[edit]


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


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

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