Paredes de Coura

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Paredes de Coura
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Coordinates: 41°54′N 8°33′W / 41.900°N 8.550°W / 41.900; -8.550Coordinates: 41°54′N 8°33′W / 41.900°N 8.550°W / 41.900; -8.550
Country Portugal
RegionNorte
Intermunic. comm.Alto Minho
DistrictViana do Castelo
Parishes16
Government
 • PresidentProf. Vitor Paulo Pereira (PS)
Area
 • Total138.19 km2 (53.36 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 • Total9,198
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneWET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Websitewww.cm-paredes-coura.pt

Paredes de Coura (Portuguese pronunciation: [pɐˈɾeðɨʃ ðɨ ˈkowɾɐ]) is a municipality in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 9,198,[1] in an area of 138.19 km².[2]

The municipality is located in the district of Viana do Castelo. The present Mayor is Prof. Vitor Paulo Pereira, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is August 10.

Parishes[edit]

The municipality is composed of 16 parishes:[3]

Paredes de Coura Festival[edit]

The town is internationally famous for the Paredes de Coura summer rock festival.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Eurostat
  3. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 89" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 7 July 2014.

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