Areias (Santo Tirso)

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Areias
Civil Parish (Freguesia)
Coat of arms
Official name: Freguesia de Areias
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Ave
District Porto
Municipality Santo Tirso
Center Areias
 - coordinates 41°21′47″N 8°28′36″W / 41.36306°N 8.47667°W / 41.36306; -8.47667Coordinates: 41°21′47″N 8°28′36″W / 41.36306°N 8.47667°W / 41.36306; -8.47667
Area 2.77 km2 (1 sq mi)
Population 2,599 (2001)
Settlement unknown
 - Parish n/a
 - Civil Parish c. 1836
Timezone WET (UTC0)
 - summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)
Postal Zone 4780-000
Area Code & Prefix (+351) 252 XX XX XX
Demonym Areiense
Patron Saint São Tiago
Wikimedia Commons: Areias (Santo Tirso)
Statistics: Instituto Nacional de Estatística[1]
Geographic detail from CAOP (2010)[2] produced by Instituto Geográfico Português (IGP)

Areias (Portuguese plural form of sand) is a former civil parish in the municipality of Santo Tirso, Portugal. In 2013, the parish merged into the new parish Areias, Sequeiró, Lama e Palmeira.[3] Located 3 km (1.9 mi) from the urban centre of Santo Tirso, its population numbers approximately 2,599 inhabitants (2001 census), in an area of 2.77 square kilometres (1.07 sq mi); its density is 938/km2 (2,430/sq mi).

History[edit]

The iconic locality of Senhora da Torre, alongside the Ave, is the home to ancient ruins of castro from the Luso-Roman period of the region's history.[4] It is also the location of a small chapel and lookout, the Miradouro da Senhora da Torre.[4]

Until 1836 the parish was part of the municipality of Landim, until it was de-annexed and absorbed into Santo Tirso.[4]

Geography[edit]

Areias is situated on the right margin of the Ave River, in the extreme north of the municipality.[4]

Architecture[edit]

The parish is notable for a few national monuments, including:

  • Nuno Álvares Institute (Portuguese: Hotel Termal das Caldas da Saúde/Instituto Nuno'Alvres/Instituto Nuno Álvares)[4][5]
  • Thermal heath spa (Portuguese: Termas das Caldas da Saúde)[4][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ INE, ed. (2010), Censos 2011 - Resultadas Preliminares [2011 Census - Preliminary Results] (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Nacional de Estatística, retrieved 1 January 2012 
  2. ^ IGP, ed. (2010), Carta Administrativa Oficial de Portugal (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Geográfico Português, archived from the original on 21 May 2011, retrieved 1 July 2011 
  3. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 109" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Câmara Municipal, ed. (2011), Areias (in Portuguese), Câmara Municipal de Sant Tirso, retrieved 26 October 2012 
  5. ^ Costa, Patrícia; Camara, Teresa (2004). SIPA, ed. "Hotel Termal das Caldas da Saúde/Instituto Nuno'Alvres/Instituto Nuno Álvares (PT011314040041)" (in Portuguese). Lisbon, Portugal: SIPA – Sistema de Informação para o Património Arquitectónico. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Filipe, Ana (2011). SIPA, ed. "Termas das Caldas da Saúde (PT011314040042)" (in Portuguese). Lisbon, Portugal: SIPA – Sistema de Informação para o Património Arquitectónico. Retrieved 25 October 2012.