Manteigas

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Manteigas
Vila de Manteigas no Verão.JPG
Flag of Manteigas
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Coat of arms of Manteigas
Coat of arms
LocalManteigas.svg
Coordinates: 40°24′N 7°32′W / 40.400°N 7.533°W / 40.400; -7.533Coordinates: 40°24′N 7°32′W / 40.400°N 7.533°W / 40.400; -7.533
Country Portugal
RegionCentro
Intermunic. comm.Beiras e Serra da Estrela
DistrictGuarda
Parishes4
Government
 • PresidentEsmeraldo Carvalhinho (PS)
Area
 • Total121.98 km2 (47.10 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total3,430
 • Density28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Local holidayMarch 4
Websitehttp://www.cm-manteigas.pt

Manteigas (Portuguese pronunciation: [mɐ̃ˈtɐjɣɐʃ] (About this soundlisten)) is a town and a municipality in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 3,430,[1] in an area of 121.98 km².[2]

The municipality is located in Guarda District; in Centro Region and Beira Interior Norte Subregion. It is located in the Serra da Estrela Mountains, the highest elevation in mainland Portugal. Cities nearby: Guarda, Seia, Gouveia and Covilhã.

The municipal holiday is March 4.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Manteigas, elevation: 799 m or 2,621 ft
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8.2
(46.8)
9.8
(49.6)
12.0
(53.6)
14.8
(58.6)
17.5
(63.5)
22.9
(73.2)
26.2
(79.2)
26.5
(79.7)
22.6
(72.7)
17.3
(63.1)
11.7
(53.1)
8.6
(47.5)
16.5
(61.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.2
(41.4)
6.2
(43.2)
8.3
(46.9)
10.5
(50.9)
13.0
(55.4)
17.7
(63.9)
20.4
(68.7)
20.7
(69.3)
17.7
(63.9)
13.4
(56.1)
8.4
(47.1)
5.6
(42.1)
12.3
(54.1)
Average low °C (°F) 2.3
(36.1)
2.6
(36.7)
4.6
(40.3)
6.2
(43.2)
8.5
(47.3)
12.5
(54.5)
14.7
(58.5)
15.0
(59.0)
12.9
(55.2)
9.5
(49.1)
5.2
(41.4)
2.7
(36.9)
8.1
(46.5)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 188
(7.4)
173
(6.8)
127
(5.0)
100
(3.9)
85
(3.3)
57
(2.2)
12
(0.5)
12
(0.5)
52
(2.0)
117
(4.6)
168
(6.6)
143
(5.6)
1,234
(48.4)
Source: climate-data.org[3]
Climate data for Penhas Douradas, Manteigas, elevation: 1,380 m or 4,530 ft, 1971-2000 normals and extremes
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.4
(61.5)
17.8
(64.0)
20.3
(68.5)
22.9
(73.2)
24.9
(76.8)
31.0
(87.8)
32.6
(90.7)
33.2
(91.8)
32.1
(89.8)
32.1
(89.8)
24.4
(75.9)
16.8
(62.2)
33.2
(91.8)
Average high °C (°F) 5.8
(42.4)
6.5
(43.7)
8.8
(47.8)
9.6
(49.3)
12.8
(55.0)
18.1
(64.6)
22.2
(72.0)
22.3
(72.1)
18.9
(66.0)
13.0
(55.4)
9.1
(48.4)
6.9
(44.4)
12.8
(55.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.0
(37.4)
3.6
(38.5)
5.3
(41.5)
6.0
(42.8)
9.1
(48.4)
13.8
(56.8)
17.5
(63.5)
17.6
(63.7)
14.8
(58.6)
9.7
(49.5)
6.2
(43.2)
4.1
(39.4)
9.2
(48.6)
Average low °C (°F) 0.2
(32.4)
0.6
(33.1)
1.8
(35.2)
2.4
(36.3)
5.3
(41.5)
9.6
(49.3)
12.9
(55.2)
12.8
(55.0)
10.7
(51.3)
6.5
(43.7)
3.3
(37.9)
1.4
(34.5)
5.6
(42.1)
Record low °C (°F) −11.2
(11.8)
−10
(14)
−10.2
(13.6)
−6.1
(21.0)
−3.9
(25.0)
−0.5
(31.1)
3.3
(37.9)
3.0
(37.4)
−0.3
(31.5)
−3.3
(26.1)
−6.4
(20.5)
−7.3
(18.9)
−11.2
(11.8)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 202.4
(7.97)
182.5
(7.19)
107.8
(4.24)
141.7
(5.58)
129.7
(5.11)
69.3
(2.73)
25.9
(1.02)
17.4
(0.69)
62.8
(2.47)
181.5
(7.15)
206.4
(8.13)
257.2
(10.13)
1,584.6
(62.41)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 14.1 13.8 11.9 14.8 14.0 9.0 4.7 3.6 8.2 13.4 13.8 15.2 136.5
Mean monthly sunshine hours 126.1 129.1 185.0 172.8 226.2 275.9 344.0 327.8 229.3 163.7 128.6 102.5 2,411
Source: Instituto de Meteorologia[4]

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 4 civil parishes (freguesias):[5]

  • Sameiro
  • Santa Maria (Town of Manteigas)
  • São Pedro (Town of Manteigas)
  • Vale de Amoreira

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ "Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país". Archived from the original on 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  3. ^ "Manteigas Climate". climate-data.org.
  4. ^ "Monthly Averages for Penhas Douradas (1971–2000)" (PDF). Instituto de Meteorologia.
  5. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 67" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 July 2014.

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