Lobão (Santa Maria da Feira)

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Lobão
Parish
Country Portugal
Municipality Santa Maria da Feira
Disbanded 2013
Area
 • Total 7.91 km2 (3.05 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 5,761
 • Density 730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)

Lobão is a former civil parish in the municipality of Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal. In 2013, the parish merged into the new parish Lobão, Gião, Louredo e Guisande.[1] It has a population of 5,761 inhabitants and a total area of 7.91 km².

Origin of the name[edit]

The toponym of the name is a personal name, it was named in 906 with Lupon and in 967 as Lubon. It is derived from Lupu and with a suffix -one It exists on a document in the year 1055 which mentioned a settlement as Lopone.

Economy[edit]

Its principal economical activities are civil construction, iron, wood, textile, metallurgy and a few others, the commercial, services and agriculture dominates the remainder of the parish's economy.

References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 40°59′N 8°29′W / 40.983°N 8.483°W / 40.983; -8.483