Murtosa

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Murtosa
Municipality
Flag of Murtosa
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Coat of arms of Murtosa
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Coordinates: 40°44′N 8°38′W / 40.733°N 8.633°W / 40.733; -8.633Coordinates: 40°44′N 8°38′W / 40.733°N 8.633°W / 40.733; -8.633
Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Baixo Vouga
Intermunic. comm. Região de Aveiro
District Aveiro
Parishes 4
Government
 • President Eng. Joaquim Manuel Baptista (PSD)
Area
 • Total 73.09 km2 (28.22 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 10,585
 • Density 140/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-murtosa.pt

Murtosa (Portuguese pronunciation: [muɾˈtɔzɐ]) is a town and a municipality in the District of Aveiro in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 10,585,[1] in an area of 73.09 km².[2] It had 8,282 eligible voters.

The present Mayor is Joaquim Manuel Baptista, elected by the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is September 8.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture, fishing and canned fish preserves industry are the main activities.

Demographics[edit]

Population of Murtosa Municipality (1930–2011)
1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2004 2006 2011
13310 12328 9816 9579 9458 9657 9804 10585

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 4 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Bunheiro
  • Monte
  • Murtosa
  • Torreira

Cities and towns[edit]

There are no cities in Murtosa. There is at least one town, namely Murtosa.

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