Pousa

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Pousa
Parish
Pousa is located in Portugal
Pousa
Pousa
Coordinates: 41°33′07″N 8°31′05″W / 41.552°N 8.518°W / 41.552; -8.518Coordinates: 41°33′07″N 8°31′05″W / 41.552°N 8.518°W / 41.552; -8.518
Country Portugal
Municipality Barcelos
Area
 • Total 6.63 km2 (2.56 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,272
 • Density 340/km2 (890/sq mi)

Pousa is a Portuguese parish, located in the municipality of Barcelos. The population in 2011 was 2,272,[1] in an area of 6.63 km².[2]

Our Lady of Hope Chapel

Pousa is located in between the two sub-cities (Barcelos and Braga) in the northern region of Portugal. Many of its residents work in the sub-cities as they are within 30 minutes reach using motorised transport. It is surrounded by a beautiful mainstream river along with mountains filled with pine/oak trees. Forest fires are rare but not overlooked by authorities as there is at least one every year. Pousa has the Auto Estrada Porto-Valença running across through its border of its neighbour (Graca).

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