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Almeida, Portugal

Almeida
Municipality

Coat of arms

Location in Portugal

Coordinates: 40°44′N 6°54′W / 40.733°N 6.900°W / 40.733; -6.900Coordinates: 40°44′N 6°54′W / 40.733°N 6.900°W / 40.733; -6.900

Country  Portugal
Region Centro
Subregion Beira Interior Norte
District/A.R. Guarda
Government
 • Mayor António Ribeiro (PSD)
Area
 • Total 518.0 km2 (200.0 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 7,784
 • Density 15/km2 (40/sq mi)
Parishes (no.) 29
Municipal holiday
July 2
Website http://www.cm-almeida.pt

Almeida (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐɫˈmejdɐ]) is a town and municipality in Portugal with a total area of 518 km2 and a total population of 7,784 inhabitants. Located in Riba-Côa river valley, Almeida is an historic town in Beira Interior.

there are several castles in the municipality: Castelo Bom, Almeida and Castelo Melhor.

The municipality has 29 parishes, including the town of Vilar Formoso, and is located in the District of Guarda and part of Beiras comurb.

Cities nearby: Pinhel, Guarda and Sabugal.

The present Mayor is António Baptista Ribeiro, elected by the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is July 2.

The fortress around the town guards an important cross-border road from [1].

Parishes

  • Ade
  • Aldeia Nova
  • Almeida [vila](town seat)
  • Amoreira
  • Azinhal
  • Cabreira
  • Castelo Bom
  • Castelo Mendo
  • Freineda
  • Freixo
  • Junça
  • Leomil
  • Malhada Sorda
  • Malpartida
  • Mesquitela
  • Mido
  • Miuzela
  • Monte Perobolço
  • Nave de Haver
  • Naves
  • Parada
  • Peva
  • Porto de Ovelha
  • São Pedro de Rio Seco
  • Senouras
  • Vale da Mula
  • Vale de Coelha
  • Vale Verde
  • Vilar Formoso [vila] (border town; borders Fuentes de Onoro, Salamanca {Castilla y Leon})

External links

  • Municipality official website
  • Photos from Almeida
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