Paredes de Coura

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Paredes de Coura
Flag of Paredes de Coura
Coat of arms of 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
Region Norte
Subregion Minho-Lima
Intermunic. comm. Alto Minho
District Viana do Castelo
Parishes 16
 • President Prof. Vitor Paulo Pereira (PS)
 • Total 138.19 km2 (53.36 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 9,198
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)

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.


The municipality is composed of 16 parishes:[3]

Paredes de Coura Festival[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Paredes de Coura Festival.

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


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