Valongo

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Valongo
Municipality
Church of Valongo
Church of Valongo
Flag of Valongo
Flag
Coat of arms of Valongo
Coat of arms
LocalValongo.svg
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
Region Norte
Subregion Grande Porto
Metropolitan area Porto
District Porto
Parishes 4
Government
 • President José Manuel Ribeiro (PS)
Area
 • Total 75.12 km2 (29.00 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 93,858
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.cm-valongo.pt/

Valongo (Portuguese pronunciation: [vɐˈlõɡu] (About this sound listen)) is a Portuguese municipality located in the District of 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]

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