Feira (Santa Maria da Feira)

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Feira
Parish
Coat of arms of Feira
Coat of arms
Country Portugal
Municipality Santa Maria da Feira
Disbanded 2013
Area
 • Total 8.40 km2 (3.24 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 11,040
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)

Feira is a former civil parish in the municipality of Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal. In 2013, the parish merged into the new parish Santa Maria da Feira, Travanca, Sanfins e Espargo.[1] Covering the historic city centre, it was the seat of the Santa Maria da Feira Municipality. It has a population of 11,040 inhabitants and a total area of 8.40 km². Its name of inhabitants are known as Feirense. Official city name: Santa Maria da Feira. The surrounding area is often known as Terras de Santa Maria.

The parish is the location of a medieval castle. It is also famous for its local bread named fogaça and its local market.

Sights[edit]

Sights include the Convento do Espírito Santo (convent), the Igreja da Misericórdia (church; 18th century), and the Rua Direita (street; 18th and 19th centuries' architecture). The its greatest landmark is the castelo Santa Maria da Feira Castle, from the 11th century.

Sporting clubs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, pages 552 106-107" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 30 July 2014. 

External links[edit]

Fogaça - a kind of sweet in the region

Coordinates: 40°55′48″N 8°33′07″W / 40.930°N 8.552°W / 40.930; -8.552