Ave (intermunicipal community)

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Map showing the location of the Ave intermunicipal community

The Comunidade Intermunicipal do Ave (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈav(ɨ)]) is an administrative division in Portugal. It was created in 2009.[1] It takes its name from the Ave River. The seat of the intermunicipal community is Guimarães. Ave comprises parts of the former districts of Braga and Vila Real. The population in 2011 was 425,411,[2] in an area of 1,451.31 km².[3]

Ave is also a NUTS3 subregion of Norte Region. Since January 2015, the NUTS 3 subregion covers the same area as the intermunicipal community.[4]

Ave is bordered to the north by Cávado, to the east by Alto Tâmega, to the southeast by Douro, to the south by Tâmega e Sousa and to the southwest by the Metropolitan Area of Porto. It is a densely populated area and one of the more industrialized in the country. The main industries are the textile industry, clothing and apparel. Part of the historical region of Minho, it is centered on the historic city of Guimarães (the birthplace of the Portuguese nationalism).

Municipalities[edit]

The CIM Ave is composed of 8 municipalities:[5]

Municipality Population (2011)[2] Area (km²)[3]
Cabeceiras de Basto 16,710 241.82
Fafe 50,633 219.08
Guimarães 158,124 240.95
Mondim de Basto 7,493 172.08
Póvoa de Lanhoso 21,886 134.65
Vieira do Minho 12,997 216.44
Vila Nova de Famalicão 133,832 201.59
Vizela 23,736 24.70
Total 425,411 1,451.31

References[edit]

  1. ^ CIM Ave
  2. ^ a b Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  3. ^ a b Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país
  4. ^ Adequação dos indicadores à nova organização territorial NUTS III / Entidades Intermunicipais, Instituto Nacional de Estatística, 18 March 2015
  5. ^ "Law nr. 75/2013" (pdf). Diário da República (in Portuguese). Assembly of the Republic (Portugal). Retrieved 18 August 2014.

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Coordinates: 41°26′N 8°18′W / 41.44°N 8.30°W / 41.44; -8.30