Santa Engrácia (Lisbon)

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Santa Engrácia (English: Saint Engratia) is a former parish (freguesia) in the municipality of Lisbon, Portugal. At the administrative reorganization of Lisbon on 8 December 2012 it became part of the parish São Vicente.[1] It has a total area of 0.57 km² and total population of 5,860 inhabitants (2001); density: 10,335.1 hab/km².

The parish was created in 1959, after the Santo Estêvao de Alfama de-annexation. The parish name was intended to honor the catholic martyr Santa Engracia of Zaragoza, later on the King Manuel I daughter, Infanta Maria built a church in the parish to receive a reliquary of the said martyr. After being almost destroyed by a severe storm, the church was rebuilt and eventually received the National Pantheon classification.

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  1. ^ Lei n.º 56/2012 (Reorganização administrativa de Lisboa). Diário da República, 1.ª Série, n.º 216. Accessed 25/11/2012.

Coordinates: 38°43′09″N 9°07′11″W / 38.71917°N 9.11972°W / 38.71917; -9.11972