Areias (Santo Tirso)

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Areias
Coat of arms of Areias
Coat of arms
Areias is located in Portugal
Areias
Areias
Location in Portugal
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
Country Portugal
RegionNorte
Metropolitan areaPorto
DistrictPorto
MunicipalitySanto Tirso
EstablishedCivil parish: c. 1836
Disbanded2013
Area
 • Total2.77 km2 (1.07 sq mi)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total2,599
 • Density940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneWET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Postal code
4780-000
Area code252
PatronSão Tiago

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.[1] 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.[2] It is also the location of a small chapel and lookout, the Miradouro da Senhora da Torre.[2]

Until 1836 the parish was part of the municipality of Landim, until it was de-annexed and absorbed into Santo Tirso.[2]

Geography[edit]

Areias is situated on the right margin of the Ave River, in the extreme north of the municipality.[2]

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)[2][3]
  • Thermal heath spa (Portuguese: Termas das Caldas da Saúde)[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 109" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Câmara Municipal, ed. (2011), Areias (in Portuguese), Câmara Municipal de Sant Tirso, archived from the original on 11 September 2013, retrieved 26 October 2012
  3. ^ 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. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  4. ^ Filipe, Ana (2011). SIPA (ed.). "Termas das Caldas da Saúde (PT011314040042)" (in Portuguese). Lisbon, Portugal: SIPA – Sistema de Informação para o Património Arquitectónico. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2012.