Torre de Moncorvo

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Torre de Moncorvo
Municipality
Flag of Torre de Moncorvo
Flag
Coat of arms of Torre de Moncorvo
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Coordinates: 41°12′N 7°08′W / 41.200°N 7.133°W / 41.200; -7.133Coordinates: 41°12′N 7°08′W / 41.200°N 7.133°W / 41.200; -7.133
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Douro
Intermunic. comm. Douro
District Bragança
Parishes 13
Government
 • President Nuno Gonçalves (PSD)
Area
 • Total 531.56 km2 (205.24 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 8,572
 • Density 16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-moncorvo.pt

Torre de Moncorvo (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈtoʁ(ɨ) ðɨ mõˈkoɾvu]) is a municipality in the district of Bragança in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 8,572,[1] in an area of 531.56 km².[2]

The present mayor is Nuno Gonçalves, elected by the PSD.

Torre de Moncorvo is also a well-developed and promising mining area. Iron ore is mined at the Mua Mine, opened in 2012. The municipal holiday is March 19. A ruined castle is also located in the center of town.

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 13 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Açoreira
  • Adeganha e Cardanha
  • Cabeça Boa
  • Carviçais
  • Castedo
  • Felgar e Souto da Velha
  • Felgueiras e Maçores
  • Horta da Vilariça
  • Larinho
  • Lousa
  • Mós
  • Torre de Moncorvo
  • Urrós e Peredo dos Castelhanos

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