Vale de Cambra

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Vale de Cambra
Flag of Vale de Cambra
Coat of arms of Vale de Cambra
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Coordinates: 40°51′N 8°24′W / 40.850°N 8.400°W / 40.850; -8.400Coordinates: 40°51′N 8°24′W / 40.850°N 8.400°W / 40.850; -8.400
Country  Portugal
Region Norte
Subregion Entre Douro e Vouga
Metropolitan area Porto
District Aveiro
Parishes 7
 • President José Pinheiro (CDS/PP)
 • Total 147.33 km2 (56.88 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 22,864
 • Density 160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)

Vale de Cambra (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈval(ɨ) ðɨ ˈkɐ̃bɾɐ] (About this sound listen); Proto-Celtic: *Cambra) is a city and a municipality in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 22,864,[1] in an area of 147.33 km².[2] It had 21,440 electors in 2006. The city itself has about 4,100 inhabitants and is located in the Vila Chã, Codal e Vila Cova de Perrinho parish.

The municipality is located in the District of Aveiro, in Norte region and Entre Douro & Vouga subregion. It is now one of the municipalities of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Porto.

The present Mayor is José Alberto Freitas Soares Pinheiro e Silva, elected by the CDS/PP or Social Center Democratic Party/Popular Party. The municipal holiday is June 13.


Population of Vale de Cambra Municipality (1801 – 2004)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2004 2006
9489 10166 12264 15745 20404 24224 24537 24805 24761 24591


Administratively, the municipality is divided into 7 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Arões
  • Cepelos
  • Junqueira
  • Macieira de Cambra
  • Roge
  • São Pedro de Castelões
  • Vila Chã

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