Guarda District

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Guarda District
Coat of arms of Guarda District
Coat of arms
LocalDistritoGuarda.svg
CountryPortugal
RegionCentro
(partly Norte , only Foz Coa)
Historical provinceBeira Alta Province
(partly Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Province)
No. of municipalities14
No. of parishes336
CapitalGuarda
Area
 • Total5,518 km2 (2,131 sq mi)
Population
 • Total173,716
 • Density31/km2 (82/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codePT-09
No. of parliamentary representatives4

The district of Guarda (Portuguese: Distrito de Guarda [ˈɡwaɾðɐ] (About this soundlisten)) is located in the Centro Region of Portugal, except Vila Nova de Foz Côa, which is in the Norte Region. The district capital and most populous city is Guarda.

Municipalities[edit]

The district contains 14 municipalities:

Cities[edit]

The following seat of municipalities have city (cidade)status: Gouveia, Guarda, Meda, Pinhel, Sabugal, Trancoso.

Subregions Included within the District of Guarda[edit]

Beira Interior Norte, Serra da Estrela, Douro and Dão-Lafões.

Geography[edit]

The main mountain ranges are the Serra da Estrela and Serra da Marofa. The main rivers are the Mondego, Côa, and Douro.

Main Monuments/Castles[edit]

Summary of votes and seats won 1976-2019[edit]

e • d Summary of election results from Guarda district, 1976-2019
Parties % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S % S
1976 1979 1980 1983 1985 1987 1991 1995 1999 2002 2005 2009 2011 2015 2019
PS 25.2 2 26.3 1 26.3 1 33.5 2 23.3 2 21.8 1 26.8 1 43.7 2 43.4 2 34.7 2 46.8 2 36.0 2 28.3 1 33.8 2 37.6 2
PSD 25.7 2 In AD 31.5 2 33.6 2 60.0 4 58.6 3 39.9 2 39.2 2 48.5 2 34.7 2 35.6 2 46.3 3 In PàF 34.3 1
CDS-PP 32.1 2 23.8 1 19.5 1 6.6 5.9 9.9 9.8 9.6 7.0 11.2 11.2 5.0
AD 60.6 4 60.6 4
PàF 45.6 2
Total seats 6 5 4 3
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições

See also[edit]

  • Barregão, a village located in the district of Guarda

Coordinates: 40°32′13″N 7°16′05″W / 40.53694°N 7.26806°W / 40.53694; -7.26806