Feira (Santa Maria da Feira)
|Municipality||Santa Maria da Feira|
|• Total||8.40 km2 (3.24 sq mi)|
|• 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. 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 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.
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