Castelo Branco District

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District of Castelo Branco
Coat of arms of District of Castelo Branco
Coat of arms
LocalDistritoCasteloBranco.svg
CountryPortugal
RegionCentro
Historical provinceBeira Baixa
No. of municipalities11
No. of parishes160
CapitalCastelo Branco
Area
 • Total6,675 km2 (2,577 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total225,916
 • Density34/km2 (88/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codePT-05
No. of parliamentary representatives4

Castelo Branco District (Portuguese: Distrito de Castelo Branco [kɐʃˈtɛlu ˈβɾɐ̃ku] (About this soundlisten)) is located in Central Portugal. Its capital is Castelo Branco, which is now also the most populous city, taking over Covilhã, what was once the largest city.

It has an area of 6675 km² (4th largest in Portugal), and a population of 225,916 inhabitants.

Municipalities[edit]

The district is composed of 11 municipalities:

Summary of votes and seats won 1976-2019[edit]

e • d Summary of election results from Castelo Branco district, 1976-2019
Parties % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S
1976 1979 1980 1983 1985 1987 1991 1995 1999 2002 2005 2009 2011 2015 2019
PS 36.4 3 27.8 2 30.3 2 37.1 3 18.5 1 22.4 2 32.4 2 53.2 3 51.6 3 46.1 3 56.0 4 41.0 2 34.8 2 38.9 2 40.9 3
PSD 22.6 2 In AD 30.6 2 31.2 3 52.1 4 51.8 3 32.1 2 32.0 2 38.3 2 26.7 1 29.8 2 37.9 2 In PàF 26.3 1
CDS-PP 19.9 2 13.2 1 9.6 4.7 3.9 7.2 6.3 7.1 5.3 8.4 9.6 3.7
AD 49.9 4 51.0 4
PRD 24.4 2 6.0
PàF 35.3 2
Total seats 7 6 5 4
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições

Coordinates: 39°49′26″N 7°29′31″W / 39.824°N 7.492°W / 39.824; -7.492