Vizela

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Vizela
Flag of Vizela
Flag
Coat of arms of Vizela
Coat of arms
LocalVizela.svg
Coordinates: 41°22′N 8°16′W / 41.367°N 8.267°W / 41.367; -8.267Coordinates: 41°22′N 8°16′W / 41.367°N 8.267°W / 41.367; -8.267
Country Portugal
RegionNorte
Intermunic. comm.Ave
DistrictBraga
Parishes5
Government
 • PresidentDinis Costa (PS)
Area
 • Total24.70 km2 (9.54 sq mi)
Population
(2011)
 • Total23,736
 • Density960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneWET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Websitewww.cm-vizela.pt

Vizela (Portuguese pronunciation: [viˈzɛlɐ]) is a municipality in the Braga District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 23,736,[1] in an area of 24.70 km².[2]

The present mayor is Vitor Hugo Salgado, elected as an independent. The municipal holiday is March 19.

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 5 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Caldas de Vizela (São Miguel e São João)
  • Infias
  • Santa Eulália
  • Santo Adrião de Vizela
  • Tagilde e Vizela (São Paio)

Sport[edit]

  • Minigolf: Vizela has a miniature golf club association called Vizelgolfe equipped with two courses. In 2016 Vizela hosted the Minigolf European Championship and the Nations cup (Vizela Open 16).[4] Vizelgolfe is a member of the Portuguese Minigolf Association.
  • Football: Futebol Clube de Vizela is a professional football club based in the city.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país
  3. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 142" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Minigolf Vizela 2016" (PDF). Minigolf-europe.org. EMF. Retrieved 6 April 2017.

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