Aver-o-Mar, Amorim e Terroso

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Aver-o-Mar, Amorim e Terroso
Coordinates: 41°25′N 8°45′W / 41.41°N 8.75°W / 41.41; -8.75Coordinates: 41°25′N 8°45′W / 41.41°N 8.75°W / 41.41; -8.75
Metropolitan areaPorto
MunicipalityPóvoa de Varzim
 • Total16.64 km2 (6.42 sq mi)
 • Total13,987
 • Density840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)

União das Freguesias de Aver-o-Mar, Amorim e Terroso is the north side region of the Portuguese city of Póvoa de Varzim and one of the seven civil parishes of Póvoa de Varzim. The administrative parish evolved from the amalgamation of the former parishes Aver-o-Mar, Amorim and Terroso.[1] The population in 2011 was 13,987,[2] in an area of 16.64 km².[3]

According to Póvoa de Varzim's municipal spatial planning, the parish is divided into two areas, one urban (Aver-o-Mar and a portion of Amorim) and two suburban areas (Amorim and Terroso), these are divided by the A28 motorway. The north side of the city of Póvoa de Varzim has varied topologies and demographic measures, some of which with seasonal use, suburban, and strong hints of past countryside life. Well developed areas are located near Lagoa Beach, EN-13 and EN-205 highways, as these areas have direct links with the city center.

Aver-o-Mar, Amorim e Terroso includes landmarks such as Póvoa de Varzim City Park, the ruins of the Cividade de Terroso, the beaches of Aver-o-Mar, the hillside village of Terroso and Amorim's churches. The north side is serviced by bus services, the A28, national and municipal highways.


Cividade de Terroso.

The civil parish was established in 2013 under the national administrative reform. It is as an amalgamation of three former civil and ecclesiastic parishes. Amorim and Terroso are ancient parishes with known records dating to the 11th century, with civil parishes established in 1836. Aver-o-Mar was established in 1922.


  1. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 101" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  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