Valongo

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Valongo
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Flag of Valongo
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Coordinates: 41°11′N 8°30′W / 41.183°N 8.500°W / 41.183; -8.500Coordinates: 41°11′N 8°30′W / 41.183°N 8.500°W / 41.183; -8.500
Country Portugal
RegionNorte
Metropolitan areaPorto
DistrictPorto
Parishes4
Government
 • PresidentJosé Manuel Ribeiro (PS)
Area
 • Total75.12 km2 (29.00 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total93,858
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zoneWET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Websitehttp://www.cm-valongo.pt/

Valongo (Portuguese pronunciation: [vɐˈlõɡu] (About this soundlisten)) is a Portuguese municipality located in the District of Porto and 10 km from central Porto. The city population is 18,698, and the municipality is composed of 4 parishes, of which three are cities (Alfena, Valongo and Ermesinde). The population in 2011 was 93,858,[1] in an area of 75.12 km².[2] The two most populous cities (and parishes) in the Valongo municipality are Ermesinde, with a population of 38,315, which is essentially a residential suburb of Porto and Alfena which has the most industry in the municipality.

It is the location of the respected Magic Valongo magic festival.

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 4 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ "Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país". Archived from the original on 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  3. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 125" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 4 August 2014.