Vila Nova de Famalicão

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Vila Nova de Famalicão
Municipality
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Coordinates: 41°24′N 8°31′W / 41.400°N 8.517°W / 41.400; -8.517Coordinates: 41°24′N 8°31′W / 41.400°N 8.517°W / 41.400; -8.517
Country Portugal
RegionNorte
Intermunic. comm.Ave
DistrictBraga
Parishes34
Government
 • PresidentPaulo Cunha (PSD-CDS)
Area
 • Total201.59 km2 (77.83 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total133,832
 • Density660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneWET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Websitehttp://www.vilanovadefamalicao.org

Vila Nova de Famalicão (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvilɐ ˈnɔvɐ ðɨ fɐmɐliˈkɐ̃w]) is a town and municipality in the district of Braga, in the north of Portugal. The population in 2011 was 133,832,[1] in an area of 201.59 km².[2]

The present mayor is Paulo Cunha, elected by a coalition between the Social Democratic Party and the Democratic Social Center.

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 34 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Antas e Abade de Vermoim
  • Arnoso (Santa Maria e Santa Eulália) e Sezures
  • Avidos e Lagoa
  • Bairro
  • Brufe
  • Carreira e Bente
  • Castelões
  • Cruz
  • Delães
  • Esmeriz e Cabeçudos
  • Fradelos
  • Gavião
  • Gondifelos, Cavalões e Outiz
  • Joane
  • Landim
  • Lemenhe, Mouquim e Jesufrei
  • Louro
  • Lousado
  • Mogege
  • Nine
  • Pedome
  • Pousada de Saramagos
  • Requião
  • Riba de Ave
  • Ribeirão
  • Ruivães e Novais
  • Santa Maria de Oliveira
  • São Martinho do Vale
  • São Mateus de Oliveira
  • Seide
  • Vale (São Cosme), Telhado e Portela
  • Vermoim
  • Vila Nova de Famalicão e Calendário
  • Vilarinho das Cambas

History[edit]

Economy[edit]

The economy of the municipality is mainly based on textile and food industries.

International relations[edit]

Notable people[edit]

  • Tiago Machado (born 1985) professional cyclist and former Portuguese national time trial champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país
  3. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, pages 552 132-133" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 4 August 2014.

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