Avenidas Novas

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Avenidas Novas
The Campo Pequeno Arena in Avenidas Novas, Lisbon
The Campo Pequeno Arena in Avenidas Novas, Lisbon
Avenidas Novas (Lisboa) localização.svg
Coordinates: 38°44′20″N 9°08′46″W / 38.739°N 9.146°W / 38.739; -9.146Coordinates: 38°44′20″N 9°08′46″W / 38.739°N 9.146°W / 38.739; -9.146
CountryPortugal
RegionLisbon
Metropolitan areaLisbon
DistrictLisbon
MunicipalityLisbon
Area
 • Total2.99 km2 (1.15 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 • Total21,625
 • Density7,200/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
PatronOur Lady of Fátima and Saint Sebastian
Websitehttp://www.jf-avenidasnovas.pt/

Avenidas Novas (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐvɨˈniðɐʒ ˈnɔvɐʃ]; English: New Avenues) is a Portuguese freguesia ("civil parish"), located in the municipality of Lisbon. This new parish was created with the 2012 Administrative Reform of Lisbon, merging the former parishes of Nossa Senhora de Fátima and São Sebastião da Pedreira.[1] The population in 2011 was 21,625,[2] in an area of 2.99 km².[3]

"Avenidas Novas" was the known designation of Lisbon's expansion towards north by the end of the 19th century and first half of the 20th century, when several avenues connected the historical centre of the city with several places located nearby, that became part of the city limits. The avenues crossed mainly rural areas, allowing a significant urban expansion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of the new parishes of Lisbon" (pdf). Diário de Noticias newspaper (in Portuguese). Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  2. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE), Census 2011 results according to the 2013 administrative division of Portugal
  3. ^ Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país