Lobão (Santa Maria da Feira)
|Municipality||Santa Maria da Feira|
|• Total||7.91 km2 (3.05 sq mi)|
|• 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. It has a population of 5,761 inhabitants and a total area of 7.91 km².
Origin of the name
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.
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.
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