Vizela

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Vizela
Municipality
Flag of Vizela
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Coat of arms of Vizela
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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
Region Norte
Subregion Ave
Intermunic. comm. Ave
District Braga
Parishes 5
Government
 • President Dinis Costa (PS)
Area
 • Total 24.70 km2 (9.54 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 23,736
 • Density 960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone WET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Website http://www.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 Dinis Manuel da Silva Costa, elected by the Socialist Party. 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 equiped with 2 courses. In 2016 vizela hosted the Minigolf European Chanpionship 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 futebol club based in the city.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Direção-Geral do Território
  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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