Santo Tirso

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Santo Tirso
Basílica de Nossa Senhora da Assunção
Basílica de Nossa Senhora da Assunção
Flag of Santo Tirso
Coat of arms of Santo Tirso
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 41°20′N 8°28′W / 41.333°N 8.467°W / 41.333; -8.467Coordinates: 41°20′N 8°28′W / 41.333°N 8.467°W / 41.333; -8.467
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Ave
Metropolitan area Porto
District Porto
Parishes 14
 • President Joaquim Couto (Since 2013) (PS)
 • Total 136.60 km2 (52.74 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 71,530
 • Density 520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)

Santo Tirso (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈsɐ̃tu ˈtiɾsu]) is a city and municipality located in the north of Porto Metropolitan Area, Porto District, Portugal. In the region, the Ave Valley, there is a large center of textile industry. The population in 2011 was 71,530,[1] in an area of 136.60 km².[2]

Another important center in the municipality is Aves.


The highest point in the municipality is in the Alto de S. Jorge, in the parish of Refojos, with 527 meters of altitude. The municipality's current perimeter is 69 kilometres (43 miles).


Freguesias do concelho de Santo Tirso

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 14 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]


Santo Tirso is home of the historic[further explanation needed] football club Futebol Clube Tirsense and C.D. Aves.


  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Eurostat
  3. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 109" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 30 July 2014.

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