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Torre de Vilar
Torre de Vilar
Flag of Lousada
Coat of arms of Lousada
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 41°18′N 8°14′W / 41.30°N 8.24°W / 41.30; -8.24Coordinates: 41°18′N 8°14′W / 41.30°N 8.24°W / 41.30; -8.24
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Tâmega
Intermunic. comm. Tâmega e Sousa
District Porto
Parishes 15
 • President Jorge Magalhães (Socialist Party)
 • Total 96.08 km2 (37.10 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 47,387
 • Density 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website www.cm-lousada.pt

Lousada (Portuguese pronunciation: [lowˈzaðɐ]) is a town and municipality of the Porto district, in northern Portugal. The population in 2011 was 47,387,[1] in an area of 96.08 km².[2]


The municipality of Lousada is subdivided into the following parishes:[3]

Eurocircuito da Costilha[edit]

This circuit has been used several times for the European autocross championship and it is traditionally the circuit where the Portuguese round of the FIA European Championship for rallycross drivers takes place.

Disappearance of Rui Pedro Teixeira Mendonça[edit]

Rui Pedro Teixeira Mendonça went missing on March 4, 1998 in Lousada, Portugal. Rui Pedro was 11 years old and riding his bicycle outside near his home when he disappeared. His case remains unsolved.


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