Mêda, Portugal

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Mêda
Municipality
Flag of Mêda
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Coat of arms of Mêda
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Coordinates: 40°58′N 7°16′W / 40.967°N 7.267°W / 40.967; -7.267Coordinates: 40°58′N 7°16′W / 40.967°N 7.267°W / 40.967; -7.267
Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Beira Interior Norte
Intermunic. comm. Beiras e Serra da Estrela
District Guarda
Parishes 11
Government
 • President João Leal Pinto (PSD)
Area
 • Total 286.05 km2 (110.44 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,202
 • Density 18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-meda.pt

Mêda (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈmeðɐ]) is a municipality in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 5,202,[1] in an area of 286.05 km².[2] The city of Mêda proper had a population of 2,004 in 2001.[3] It was promoted to city in December 2004.

Municipality[edit]

The municipality is located in Guarda District, Centro Region, Beira Interior Norte Subregion. The present Mayor is João Germano Mourato Leal Pinto, elected by the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is November 11.

Main monument:

Also nearby in the municipalities of Foz Côa and Pinhel is the: Prehistoric Rock-Art Site of the Côa Valley, a World Heritage site.

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 11 civil parishes (freguesias):[4]

  • Aveloso
  • Barreira
  • Coriscada
  • Longroiva
  • Marialva
  • Mêda, Outeiro de Gatos e Fonte Longa
  • Poço do Canto
  • Prova e Casteição
  • Rabaçal
  • Ranhados
  • Vale Flor, Carvalhal e Pai Penela

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Direção-Geral do Território
  3. ^ UMA POPULAÇÃO QUE SE URBANIZA, Uma avaliação recente - Cidades, 2004 Nuno Pires Soares, Instituto Geográfico Português (Geographic Institute of Portugal)
  4. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 69" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 July 2014. 

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