Oliveira de Frades

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Oliveira de Frades
Municipality
Flag of Oliveira de Frades
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Coat of arms of Oliveira de Frades
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Coordinates: 40°43′N 8°11′W / 40.717°N 8.183°W / 40.717; -8.183Coordinates: 40°43′N 8°11′W / 40.717°N 8.183°W / 40.717; -8.183
Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Dão-Lafões
Intermunic. comm. Viseu Dão Lafões
District Viseu
Parishes 8
Government
 • President Luís Vasconcelos (PSD)
Area
 • Total 145.35 km2 (56.12 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 10,261
 • Density 71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-ofrades.com

Oliveira de Frades (Portuguese pronunciation: [oliˈvɐjɾɐ ðɨ ˈfɾaðɨʃ]) is a municipality in the district Viseu in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 10,261,[1] in an area of 145.35 km².[2]

The municipality was created in 1836 by splitting the former municipality Lafões into the current municipalities of Oliveira de Frades, Sao Pedro do Sul and Vouzela.

It is one of the few municipalities in Portugal without territorial continuity (the other being Montijo and Vila Real de Santo António): its territory comprehends two parts, with the town of Oliveira de Frades located in the bigger part, and Arca e Varzielas in the smaller part.

The present mayor is Luís Manuel Martins Vasconcelos, elected by the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is October 7.

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 8 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Arca e Varzielas
  • Arcozelo das Maias
  • Destriz e Reigoso
  • Oliveira de Frades, Souto de Lafões e Sejães
  • Pinheiro
  • Ribeiradio
  • São João da Serra
  • São Vicente de Lafões

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