Fornos de Algodres

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Fornos de Algodres
Municipality
Flag of Fornos de Algodres
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Coat of arms of Fornos de Algodres
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Coordinates: 40°37′N 7°32′W / 40.617°N 7.533°W / 40.617; -7.533Coordinates: 40°37′N 7°32′W / 40.617°N 7.533°W / 40.617; -7.533
Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Serra da Estrela
Intermunic. comm. Beiras e Serra da Estrela
District Guarda
Parishes 12
Government
 • President Manuel Fonseca (PS)
Area
 • Total 131.45 km2 (50.75 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,989
 • Density 38/km2 (98/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-fornosdealgodres.pt

Fornos de Algodres (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈfɔɾnuʒ ðɨ ɐɫˈɣoðɾɨʃ]) is a municipality and a town in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 4,989,[1] in an area of 131.45 km².[2] The municipality is located in Guarda District, Centro Region, Serra da Estrela Subregion. The present Mayor is José Severino Soares Miranda, elected by the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is September 29.

The seat of the municipality, Fornos de Algodres, is a historic town and boasts panoramic views of the upper Mondego river Valley and a nineteenth-century market with nearby winding cobbled streets as well as the Serra da Estrela, the highest mountain range in mainland Portugal. Cities nearby: Mangualde, Gouveia, Seia, Guarda, Viseu, Trancoso, Pinhel.

Gastronomy: Queijo da Serra (hard cheese); requeijões (soft cheese). Train station: Fornos de Algodres {Linha da Beira Alta}.

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Administratively, the municipality is divided into 12 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

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