Rebordões

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Rebordões
Parish
Coat of arms of Rebordões
Coat of arms
Rebordões is located in Portugal
Rebordões
Rebordões
Coordinates: 41°21′18″N 8°25′41″W / 41.355°N 8.428°W / 41.355; -8.428Coordinates: 41°21′18″N 8°25′41″W / 41.355°N 8.428°W / 41.355; -8.428
Country Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Ave
Metropolitan area Porto
District Porto
Municipality Santo Tirso
Area
 • Total 4.21 km2 (1.63 sq mi)
Elevation 138 m (453 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,368
 • Density 800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Postal code 4795
Area code 252
Patron São Tiago
Website http://www.jf-rebordoes.pt/

Rebordões is a civil parish in the municipality of Santo Tirso located three kilometres northeast of the municipal seat of Santo Tirso. The population in 2011 was 3,368,[1] in an area of 4.21 km².[2]

History[edit]

There are many theories about the parish's origin and its toponymic name, but most accept that the settlement was formed in the Middle Ages by a group of peasants from Santo Tirso. Arriving in an area full of wild chestnuts (the rebordão), the area began to be referred to as Rebordões.

Although not a citizen of the community, the celebrated painter Francisco José Resende (1825–1893) was known to have lived in the area of Santosinhos. Professor at the Academy of Arts in Porto (Portuguese: Academia de Belas Artes do Porto), he filled much of his artwork with scenes of the local community.

Notable citizens[edit]

  • Joaquim Ferreira da Silva (born 1916), lieutenant and military chaplain, born to a long line of religious families that included one bishop, four priests and four nuns, he received a military service medal, for his service in Portuguese India;
  • Armindo Araújo (born 1 September 1977) is a rally driver, responsible for winning the Production World Rally Championship two successive years (2009–2010), becoming the first pilot to receive this honour since its creation in 2002.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE), Census 2011 results according to the 2013 administrative division of Portugal
  2. ^ Direção-Geral do Território