Santa Catarina (Caldas da Rainha)

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Santa Catarina
Parish
Santa Catarina is located in Portugal
Santa Catarina
Santa Catarina
Coordinates: 39°26′49″N 9°00′54″W / 39.447°N 9.015°W / 39.447; -9.015Coordinates: 39°26′49″N 9°00′54″W / 39.447°N 9.015°W / 39.447; -9.015
Country Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Oeste
Intermunic. comm. Oeste
District Leiria
Municipality Caldas da Rainha
Area
 • Total 19.98 km2 (7.71 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,029
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)

Santa Catarina is one of twelve civil parishes (freguesias) in the municipality of Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. The civil parish has an area of 19.98 square kilometres (7.71 sq mi)[1] and had a population of 3,029 at the 2011 census.[2]

Its main economic activities are leather goods industry, construction, agriculture, horticulture, livestock production, trade, but it is its cutlery industry that make Santa Catarina known internationally.[3]

Villages[edit]

  • Peso
  • Vigia
  • Cumeira
  • Mouraria
  • Casal do Rio
  • Casal do Bicho
  • Quinta da Ferraria
  • Casal das Freiras
  • Casal dos Nortes
  • Casal da Coita
  • Portela
  • Abrunheira
  • Casal da Marinha
  • Casal da Azenha
  • Casal das Penas
  • Mata de Porto Mouro
  • Relvas
  • Granja Nova
  • Casal da Cruz
  • Casal Torcano

Cultural Heritage[edit]

  • Parish church
  • Mansion-house
  • Pillory
  • Ancient hillfort
  • Public garden
  • Mestras forest
  • Chapels
  • Ping Ping cave

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area (km²) of national territory by Geographic localization (Administrative division); Annual". Instituto Nacional de Estatística (Statistics Portugal). Retrieved 13 May 2014.  (Click "Change selection conditions" to choose the parish under Portugal > Leiria > Caldas da Rainha.)
  2. ^ "Resident population (No.) by Place of residence and Sex; Decennial". Instituto Nacional de Estatística (Statistics Portugal). Retrieved 13 May 2014.  (Click "Change selection conditions" to choose the parish under Portugal > Continente > Centro > Oeste > Caldas da Rainha.)
  3. ^ Freguesia de Santa Catarina Câmara Municipal de Caldas da Rainha