Vila Verde

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Vila Verde
Flag of Vila Verde
Coat of arms of Vila Verde
LocalVilaVerde.svg
Coordinates: 41°39′N 8°26′W / 41.650°N 8.433°W / 41.650; -8.433Coordinates: 41°39′N 8°26′W / 41.650°N 8.433°W / 41.650; -8.433
Country Portugal
RegionNorte
Intermunic. comm.Cávado
DistrictBraga
Parishes33
Government
 • PresidentJúlia Maria Caridade Rodrigues Fernandes (PSD)
Area
 • Total228.67 km2 (88.29 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total46,446
 • Density200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Websitehttp://www.cm-vilaverde.pt

Vila Verde (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvilɐ ˈveɾð(ɨ)] (listen)) is a municipality in the district of Braga in Portugal. The population in 2021 was 46,446,[1] in an area of 228.67 km².[2]


The prior Mayor is António Vilela, of the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is June 13. The current Mayor, as of 26 of September 2021 if Julia Fernandes of the same political party.

The county of Vila Verde has a little bit over 150 years of existence, and is one of the biggest counties in the Minho Province.

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 33 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Aboim da Nóbrega e Gondomar
  • Atiães
  • Cabanelas
  • Carreiras (São Miguel e Santiago)
  • Cervães
  • Coucieiro
  • Dossãos
  • Escariz (São Mamede e São Martinho)
  • Esqueiros, Nevogilde e Travassós
  • Freiriz
  • Gême
  • Lage
  • Lanhas
  • Loureira
  • Marrancos e Arcozelo
  • Moure
  • Oleiros
  • Oriz (Santa Marinha e São Miguel)
  • Parada de Gatim
  • Pico
  • Pico de Regalados, Gondiães e Mós
  • Ponte
  • Ribeira do Neiva
  • Sabariz
  • Sande, Vilarinho, Barros e Gomide
  • São Miguel do Prado
  • Soutelo
  • Turiz
  • Vade
  • Valbom (São Pedro), Passô e Valbom (São Martinho)
  • Valdreu
  • Vila de Prado
  • Vila Verde e Barbudo

Main sights[edit]

Vila Verde and surrounding region have many historical monuments.

Gallery[edit]

Notable people[edit]

  • Augusto Gama (born 1970) a former footballer with 484 club caps and a manager
  • Bruno Gama (born 1987) a professional footballer with over 440 club caps

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística Archived November 15, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país
  3. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, pages 552 138-139" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 5 August 2014.

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