Grijó (Vila Nova de Gaia)

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Grijó
Parish
LocalFregVNGaia-Grijo.svg
Country Portugal
Municipality Vila Nova de Gaia
Disbanded 2013
Area
 • Total 11.33 km2 (4.37 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 10,578
 • Density 930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)

Grijó (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɡɾiˈʒɔ]) is a former civil parish in the municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. In 2013, the parish merged into the new parish Grijó e Sermonde.[1] The population in 2011 was 10,578,[2] in an area of 11.33 km².[3]

Grijó was the seat of a municipality until the beginning of the 19th century. The municipality was composed of a single parish and, in 1801, had 1,523 inhabitants.

History[edit]

In 10–11 May 1809, in the context of the Peninsular war, the Battle of Grijó took place near the town of Grijó.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 41°02′N 8°35′W / 41.033°N 8.583°W / 41.033; -8.583