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Coordinates: 41°06′N 8°08′W / 41.100°N 8.133°W / 41.100; -8.133Coordinates: 41°06′N 8°08′W / 41.100°N 8.133°W / 41.100; -8.133
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Tâmega
Intermunic. comm. Tâmega e Sousa
District Viseu
Parishes 14
 • President José Manuel Pinto (PS)
 • Total 239.29 km2 (92.39 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 20,427
 • Density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)

Cinfães (Portuguese pronunciation: [sĩˈfɐ̃jʃ]) is a village and a municipality in the northern district of Viseu, Portugal. The village proper has about 3,300 inhabitants. The population of the municipality in 2011 was 20,427,[1] in an area of 239.29 km².[2]

Its history is linked to the first king of Portugal, Afonso Henriques and several noblemen of his entourage, like the server Egas Moniz. In Cinfães existed several fortified houses or towers like "Torre da Chã" destroyed during the first half of the 20th century.

It has an important heritage resource, especially the Romanesque churches such as St. Cristóvão de Nogueira; Santa Maria Maior de Tarouquela, Igreja do Escamarão, Ermida do Douro among many important others churches, specially dated to the Baroque period, like the one of São Pedro of Ferreiros de Tendais, and Santa Cristina of Tendais.

The present mayor is Armando Mourisoc, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is June 24 (st. John's day).


Administratively, the municipality is divided into 14 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Alhões, Bustelo, Gralheira e Ramires
  • Cinfães
  • Espadanedo
  • Ferreiros de Tendais
  • Fornelos
  • Moimenta
  • Nespereira
  • Oliveira do Douro
  • Santiago de Piães
  • São Cristóvão de Nogueira
  • Souselo
  • Tarouquela
  • Tendais
  • Travanca


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