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Alto Minho

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Alto Minho

Map showing the location of the Minho-Lima subregion

The Comunidade Intermunicipal do Alto Minho, also referred to as CIM Minho-Lima, is an administrative division in northern Portugal. It is situated between the Minho River and Lima River. It was created in October 2008.[1] Under the name Minho-Lima it is also a NUTS3 subregion of the Norte Region. The main town of the intermunicipal community is Viana do Castelo. The intermunicipal community is coterminous with the former Viana do Castelo District. The population in 2011 was 244,836,[2] in an area of 2,218.84 km².[3]

It borders to the north the Galicia autonomous region in Spain and to the south with the Ave Subregion. It is an area with a strong gastronomic identity and produces a specific type of wine called Vinho Verde (young wine).


It is composed of ten municipalities:[4]

Municipality Population (2011)[2] Area (km²)[3]
Arcos de Valdevez 22,847 447.60
Caminha 16,684 136.52
Melgaço 9,213 238.25
Monção 19,230 211.31
Paredes de Coura 9,198 138.19
Ponte da Barca 12,061 182.11
Ponte de Lima 43,498 320.25
Valença 14,127 117.13
Viana do Castelo 88,725 319.02
Vila Nova de Cerveira 9,253 108.47
Total 244,836 2,218.84


  1. ^ CIM Alto Minho
  2. ^ a b Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  3. ^ a b Direção-Geral do Território
  4. ^ "Law nr. 75/2013" (pdf).  

External links

  • Official website CIM Alto Minho

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