Monção

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Monção
Municipality
Flag of Monção
Flag
Coat of arms of Monção
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: 42°04′35″N 8°28′55″W / 42.07639°N 8.48194°W / 42.07639; -8.48194Coordinates: 42°04′35″N 8°28′55″W / 42.07639°N 8.48194°W / 42.07639; -8.48194
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Minho-Lima
Intermunic. comm. Alto Minho
District Viana do Castelo
Government
 • President José Moreira (Socialist)
Area
 • Total 211.31 km2 (81.59 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 19,230
 • Density 91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website www.cm-moncao.pt

Monção (Portuguese pronunciation: [mõˈsɐ̃w]) is a municipality in the district of Viana do Castelo in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 19,230,[1] in an area of 211.31 km².[2] The current Mayor is Socialist Party's José Emílio Pedreira Moreira. The municipal holiday is March 12.

Notable people[edit]

Population[edit]

Population of Monção Municipality (1801–2011)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2011
12,095 14,983 26,077 24,585 27,393 23,799 21,799 19,956 19,230

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 24 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Abedim
  • Anhões e Luzio
  • Barbeita
  • Barroças e Taias
  • Bela
  • Cambeses
  • Ceivães e Badim
  • Lara
  • Longos Vales
  • Mazedo e Cortes
  • Merufe
  • Messegães, Valadares e Sá
  • Monção e Troviscoso
  • Moreira
  • Pias
  • Pinheiros
  • Podame
  • Portela
  • Riba de Mouro
  • Sago, Lordelo e Parada
  • Segude
  • Tangil
  • Troporiz e Lapela
  • Trute

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