Paços de Brandão

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Paços de Brandão
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Paços de Brandão is located in Portugal
Paços de Brandão
Paços de Brandão
Coordinates: 40°58′26″N 8°35′24″W / 40.974°N 8.590°W / 40.974; -8.590Coordinates: 40°58′26″N 8°35′24″W / 40.974°N 8.590°W / 40.974; -8.590
Country Portugal
Municipality Santa Maria da Feira
 • Total 3.56 km2 (1.37 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,867
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)

Paços de Brandão (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpasuʃ dɨ bɾɐ̃ˈdɐ̃w̃]) is a Portuguese parish in the municipality of Santa Maria da Feira, and Aveiro District. The population in 2011 was 4,867,[1] in an area of 3.56 km².[2] It is 22 km from Porto, and is part of the Porto Metropolitan Area.

Its foundation dates back to more than 900 years ago, associated with the Norman Fernand Blandon. It became a town in 1985.

Among its highlights is the Festa dos Arcos, which occurs every August in the center of the town.

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